Out of all the different forms of printmaking, it is possibly collagraphs which can glory most in textural possibilities, possibilities only limited by whatever you can think of using to make the printing plate from, collaging all sorts of materials onto it and even ‘drawing’ with glue. But at the same time, it demands the craft skills of all forms of printmaking: a mixture of freedom and constraints which appeals to me.
Although I make at least as much figurative work as abstract, the more I studied art, the more interested I became in abstraction and abstract work. Whether I am drawing, making analog collage on paper, or printmaking, contemporary art accommodates this refusal to place ourselves in categories and pigeon-holes.
Three Torn Shapes