Postcard-size geometric prints on a chunky greyboard - all unplanned, unique and printed intuitively. Fun to play with and put into sets!
Common chord prints
Common Chord series of screenprints - editions of 8 each created exclusively for Look Up and available to buy here.
£95 Screenprint, 3 layers 1200gsm greyboard Initialed, numbered and dated Limited Edition of 8 270mm x 270mm
A small edition of 8 'Imperfect Cadence' was printed for the Look Up Prints summer 2017 exhibition, Fractions / adventures in printmaking, and is available online.
Each of the 20 squares was printed individually, placed intuitively in response to the previous layer. The design plays with the fractions of colour and shape that are created by chance when translucent squares are arranged in a seemingly random way – almost as if they’ve been thrown in the air. Imperfect Cadence represents that moment of chaos, just before order is restored.
£60 Screenprint, 20 layers, 12 colours Heritage paper, 315gsm Signed, dated and numbered Limited Edition of 8 200mm x 200mm
When is a Star a Star?
A collaboration with astrophysicist, Professor Derek Ward-Thompson, to produce a series of prints that explore the use of colour, shape, pattern and composition in representing the mathematics and science of star formation. Based on an ongoing dialogue between the artist and astrophysicist, the work demonstrates how artists and scientists can work together, bringing new perspectives and processes to each other’s work. The series comprises twelve digital giclee prints, presented in pairs and based on six images from Professor Ward-Thompson’s research that show various stages of star formation. The images are formed from the different elements of star formation: magnetic fields; filaments; striations; cores; interstellar medium. For each image there is one print that is a graphic representation of these elements and another that uses exactly the same elements completely rearranged in patterns and compositions created by the artist.
All prints are A1 giclee prints on acid-free, smooth fine art 255gsm paper. Editions of 25. £60 each + postage - to order please contact me.
Rosette waves A
Rosette waves B
Orion: prestellar cores A
Orion: prestellar cores B
Orion: Cloud A
Orion: Cloud B
A group exhibition bringing together the work of four north-west based printmakers: David Armes, Benedict Rutherford, Jamie Barnes and Bonnie Craig. Each artist explores themes of structure and constructs using their own printmaking processes and techniques.
Power of Threes
Sets of geometric screen-prints based on threes - each set has three prints, each print has three colours, and the design consists of overlapping triangles. Some of these are for sale as prints and cards here.
World of Nature
A series of shapes screen-printed on to the existing design of a book, World of Nature, published in 1965.
The overprinted shapes highlight the character in the photos and the slightly random combinations of fact and emotion in the copy. This helps to draw attention to something lovely, which might otherwise be overlooked.
This is the first paragraph of the book…
‘There is so much beauty on the Earth! There have always been and still are people who walk its surface as though they were treading on royal carpets, who know how to gaze in solemn reverence, who know how to lose themselves joyfully in contemplation. Their senses are not blunted by the daily routine, and they have not lost the precious ability “to stand and stare”.’
Screenprinted origami pattern designs based on a ten-point star by David Collier. Every star is made from 10 pieces of paper, each of which is printed in four different colours. The designs shown here include colours that gradually change around the star, different colours for each section and stars made from the design printed randomly across each of the ten pieces.
These screenprinted strips use gradients of colour to explore its effect in a simple, repetitive design. Originally designed for columns in a tall building, there are two five-metre-long strips designed to make the most of an expansive space with slow-changing colours. The prints are bound in a concertina format, allowing them to be stored as a book.