a map of hyper-space

Talking not Doing

Spring Green – An idea

The next six weeks of Morley college are – making a suite of dry point prints. And it’s time to be getting back to some representational drawing so i’ve been casting around for some inspiration. Read the rest of this entry »

Two colours – b/r

Here are some of the Blue/red prints with two colours on them. I finally got to try out some disrupted grounds (which will be plates 9 – 12). So I’ll try to explain how that one works when we get to it. Read the rest of this entry »



The completed print on display as part of the AUTOPRINT exhibition

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Blue proofs

I could write lots more about these plates and processes, but not right now.


Book 5


Some proofs of plates

it took a while to sort out the pressure on the letterpress – the hazard of working with squashy materials. I used red for most of the proofs, because black is boring and the blue ink gets everywhere. Read the rest of this entry »

Error: Low Spoons – Reboot?

No pictures this week, I’m giving myself a breathing space to catch up. The last little while has been quite hard in RL, but I woke up this morning feeling things were more manageable again.

There are a slew of posts to catch up on, some of which might appear before tomorrow when this is scheduled. (Or not, but they are appearing now. 25:4:16)
Summer term starts this week at Morley College, with new projects to look forward to. I haven’t abandoned Starcharts or the Eleventh Dimension: they are just leaving off for a little editorial soaking right now.
I’m pleased to say that the more I learn how much there is to know about printing the happier I am. The next six weeks is a more in depth look at etching techniques. Before Easter I went out and bought some nice ink in blue and red so you might be able to guess the subject matter of the plates. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of results I get. The final half term of the year is about producing a series of narrative dry points. It’s been a long time since I showed anything much representational here on my blog, so we’ll see how that goes. Let’s just say I brought some Spring Green ink along with the cerulean and ruby red.
Thank you for you patience.


After some consideration I decided that the huge dutch flower painting style would probably be a bit too ambitious for the time scheme and decided to work with some of the rejected elements to make a little posy A4/5 size. Read the rest of this entry »

Constraints and possibilites

This is my excuse and I’m sticking to it – the contents of this post has distracted me from posting regularly and keeping you all up to date with my activities.

Last summer i dropped into the mix a selection of abstract, colour field type images, without much explanation. The earliest images date back to around 2003-4 when I was still a college studying weaving. Since then they’ve been refined and pared down and reinterpreted and played around with. Sometimes I can think about them in terms of field, column* and strike, other times its – meh, or okay.

*Lately I’ve been thinking absence is a better term than column.

There’s an opportunity coming to investigate different etching techniques and I thought this subject would be appropriate. So I began to fill a new sketch book, all 120 pages, with new work. Read the rest of this entry »

Another bunch?

More foam, more flowers? So what did we learn from the last experiment. Don’t be too ambitious…

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