My artistic practice is deeply rooted in drawing and photography. I see each as a direct media with which I can engage with the world.
The ornament denotes time, effort and vision; this handcrafted mode of decoration engages one in a relationship of exchange with their surroundings.
The body of work Tulip Shower (2023) is a series of monochrome, drypoint engravings. Looking closely at the surface of the prints, hatching by the drypoint needle can be observed in a solely horizontal manner. The lengthy process of incising these parallel lines to coalesce into form slows down time for me, being brought to a state of forgetting time completely. The fragility of the drypoint is pertinent in my work; the delicate burr created by the incisions of the needle wears away so quickly in comparison to the time consuming process and hand labour of engraving the plate.
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