THE DRIVE HOME

ShowMeTheWay-1Earlier this year I signed up for the Print Exchange 2013.

500 printmakers from around the world were asked to interpret the theme "The Drive Home" and produce an edition of 12, 5"x7" prints using any method of printmaking. Two of the prints will be kept for exhibition and archive purposes while the remaining ten will be distributed amongst various participants. The Art House Co-op have begun sorting through the thousands of prints arriving in the mail and they look amazing.

Here is a peek at my submission. It started out as a linocut but I decided that it looked better embossed onto the paper.

I can't wait to receive my bundle of ten prints in return. I wonder which artists and continents they will come from?

ART HOUSE CO-OP PRINT EXCHANGE

ShowMeTheWay-1Earlier this year I signed up for the Print Exchange 2013.

500 printmakers from around the world were asked to interpret the theme "The Drive Home" and produce an edition of 12, 5"x7" prints using any method of printmaking. Two of the prints will be kept for exhibition and archive purposes while the remaining ten will be distributed amongst various participants. The Art House Co-op have begun sorting through the thousands of prints arriving in the mail and they look amazing.

Here is a peek at my submission. It started out as a linocut but I decided that it looked better embossed onto the paper.

I can't wait to receive my bundle of ten prints in return. I wonder which artists and continents they will come from?

PAPERCUT PEONY

So here is what I have been working on. I’ve had this idea for a few years but have only recently had time to give it a go. I really don’t like the idea of books being thrown away (or a lot of other things for that matter!). I know they can be recycled but their original beauty is lost, so I have been working on some papercuts that use old maps, books and other random scraps of paper—that would otherwise be thrown away—to create little pieces of art.

What do you think?

Hopefully people will see that just because something is no longer useful in it’s present form, it doesn’t mean it has no use at all.