To dream, to fly... we must never let go of life's possibilities. This work was inspired by childhood dreams and a lust for adventure, both in the mind and elsewhere... As children, when we created paper planes, we didn't just throw them but felt as if 'we flew with them'. These tiny aircraft became a physical extension of our imagination.
I have used drypoint, a form of etching where the image is created by scratching directly onto the plate. Since no acid is needed, the metal isn't dissolved as on an etched plate, but is thrown up on each side of the line, creating the lovely soft, line. This wears down with each successive print, hence the small edition.
I've left ink or polished it off in areas to create the tone - this is the mono printing part of the process. I love the spontaneity and painterly quality of this technique. Each handcrafted print is unique and variable and numbered E.V (Edition Variable)
Orders are wrapped in acid-free tissue, flat-packed between two layers of board and dispatched signed and tracked within seven days.
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Somerset satin paper 250g, Intaglio printing inks, perspex plate, etching press