Artist's description:

This print was made after considering how the appearance of familiar objects changes over time. Particular to this picture are television screens, car headlights, washing machines, 3-pin plugs and people's homes. There is a noticeable tendency for round things to become square. Where strength is vital roundness remains, but almost everything, wherever possible, changes to the square. What might the trend imply? It seems to me that curves take more time to assimilate and the eye moves more quickly along a straight line. I wonder whether the intention then is to use our quick take on the square to make an object appear more dynamic or modern or business-like. In the case of car headlights, design has gone beyond the square to a shape with attitude - is that the next progression? If so, will the square then start to look passive, and how will we then view the circle?

Technical note
This print is pulled from a relief plate cut from rubber, a variation of letterpress, akin to lino-printing. The completed edition made 7 copies. The print is on a sheet measuring 11x13 inches (280x330). The image has a two and a half inch (62mm) margin all round with an extra half inch at the bottom. I can trim the print to your order if required. All materials are of high quality and should present no keeping difficulty.

Materials used:

oil-based printing inks and cartridge paper

changing shapes (2018)


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This artwork is sold by Peter Long from United Kingdom

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Peter Long

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