Collaborative project with Heather Prescott at the Wrexham Regional Print Centre. In the past the electrotype process was used to make metal copies of letterpress type.
Graphite covered latex mandrel ready for copper plating.
The plate will measure 25cm x 16cm. This is the first of a planned series ten plates based on walks.
In the Depths
Corroded Copper 21 x 38 cm
Electrolytic action on copper
Official e-invitation to the Private View
An old lump of concrete that looks like it has spent many years in the sea was found on Abergele beach. Its colours and texture make it a natural fit with this electroformed pear.
Although the starting place for the research was focused on electro-etching for printmaking the use of electrolysis in making sculptural 3D objects is becoming an area of interest for me, especially after the visit to the Castle Fine Art Forge.
The research journey has been an interesting one. For me there has been a fusion of the research and the making of objects each process informing the other. In my artist statement I describe the idea of the two journeys, the inner and outer that I believe happen in the making of art objects. This could be mistaken as meaning that my work is process driven, that is the creative journey is more important than the product. In the production of this object the narratives of all three are important and are fused into it. The narratives of the two journeys, and the two objects that are now one, encompass constant change. As an art object it is a still life and as such is a reminder of death in life.