As an artist and printmaker, my inspiration comes from observing the natural world and my goal is to draw attention to the consequences of our indifference to it; our place in it; and our effect upon it. I hope to lead the viewer to question how much we value, or are even aware of, those things we take for granted - often because they are small and seemingly insignificant - and consider the significance of their contribution to our own wellbeing. My images frequently deal with the taboo subject of death and I attempt to capture the unparalleled stillness surrounding this event.
My artworks only ever feature wildlife that has died naturally and invite the viewer to contemplate the causes of mortality in nature, as well as the natural order of things. I particularly like to explore the emotions my images create: my work is often visceral, raw and provoking, eliciting unpalatable emotions of revulsion, shock and disgust, as well as sentiments of sadness, grief, compassion and shame. I encourage the viewer to question what they see and consider the story behind the image. I use a variety of print media, including wood block, wood cut, collagraph, screen printing, etching and linocut and experiment with less well-used media such as solar etching plates, which produce a softer, more ethereal print quality.
To ask about purchasing my work, or to commission a piece, please contact me by emailing email@example.com or by completing the form above. I am primarily a printmaker but I enjoy working in a wide range of media, with experience in taxidermy, pottery, metalworking and jewellery, so if you have an idea for something unusual then please get in touch.
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