A series of monotypes using rock pigments collected from the seaside town of Watchet in West Somerset, U.K. and industrially made pigments. These explores ideas on the Anthropocene Age and humankinds use of the landscape to extract materials and our responsibility returning them back to the Earth.
The series explores working collaboratively with the material and approaching the work through not having any pre-conceived idea before making the marks. The pigments are made into printing ink using medium and applied to the printing surface with a large pallet knife.
The proposition explored in this particular practice is the exploration of the space between initial chemical release in the mind towards thinking and the act of action before fully forming an idea in the mind. The action of the mark is made quick and direct to the surface, capturing the muscle action from the unconscious thought - seeing if it is possible to build layers of pre-thinking into an image to reveal something un-affected by any form of concept or conceptualised idea.
Through working with the material I am exploring an area I am becoming more involved with concerning epigenetic memory and inter-generational transference of memory revealed through the marks we leave behind - in this instance through the marks made in response to material, surface and action.
There are 22 available here. Each image uploaded is in order so please message me if there is a particular one you prefer, otherwise I will send in order of numbering. You could even buy a couple to produce a series in a frame.
Prints available: #3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 23.
Prints Sold: #1, 2, 5, 11, 12, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24
Watchet Rock Pigments, Industrial Pigments Medium, Linseed Oil, Dammar Varnish, Postcard.