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I’m an artist working with Japanese watercolour woodblock printing (mokuhanga). This site shows a small collection of my work from the last few years.

City Trees and City Lights

City Trees and City Lights - larger version

I wanted to try out some forms, which were chunkier with wider surfaces in which to wrap with the Mokuhanga. I was aware that the interaction between the two forms was important and once I had established this relationship with the wooden forms it became very interesting in how the clothing of the form made the forms spatial interaction more complex. This was both very exciting and challenging at the same time .It was during the process that I felt that in part I was referring to a recent trip to Tokyo where the large blocks of office buildings were set off by trees in a traditional Japanese garden. Hence the series ‘City Trees’ and ‘City Lights’.

City Trees II

City Trees II - larger version

Wall-mounted sculpture. Approx overall size 50 x 40 x 10cm. Mokuhanga (Japanese woodcut print) pasted around two sealed solid tulipwood structures. 2015

City Trees I

City Trees - larger version

Wall-mounted sculpture. Approx overall size 50 x 40 x 10cm. Mokuhanga (Japanese woodcut print) pasted around two sealed solid tulipwood structures. 2014

City Lights II

City Lights II - larger version

Wall-mounted sculpture. Approx overall size. 50 x 40 x 10cm. Mokuhanga (Japanese woodcut print) pasted around two sealed solid tulipwood structures using beeswax stripes and lascaux UV spray.

Black into Yellow

Black into Yellow - larger version

Wall-mounted sculpture (showing front and right side). 30 x 20 x 4cm. Mokuhanga (Japanese woodcut print) pasted around two forms, using cast resin, wood, wax, archival glue, graphite, lascaux archival and UV spray.