I’m delighted to be launching a new 20×16″ print on Wednesday the 27th Jan, with Derbby.
Derbby have a unique price structure which works great, making the early prints in an edition extremely accessible. The usual selling price of Derbby Prints is $149 but for the Flash Sale the price drops to $25.. and that’s where it gets interesting, each successive sale raises the price by $1 !
Derbby aren’t cutting corners however, the print is made on a bright white Epson archival paper at a heavy 330gsm! this is embossed with the Derbby logo and accompanied by an artists signature by way of a certificate applied to the reverse of the piece… this results in a clean ready to frame image.
The piece itself was created in January of 2016 and experiments with creating more layering and more detail than usual, I wanted to give Derbby an image that would translate well in the reduction to a print, making the detail finer and crisper. Continuing on from the earlier piece this year entitled all I want is everything, the piece reflects on commercial desire, our relationship with nature, and the unattainable. I’ve included some work in progress images below to show the process of making the work.
If you are interested, the original work will also be made available through Derbby via a unique bidding system. Checkout www.derbby.com for more details.
Today, I’m gathering up all the odds and ends lying around the house to take into the new studio, so I’ll sadly leaving Mitre Studios in Walthamstow, a great studio space above the Paekakiriki press run by Matt Mackenzie, wish all the best to Alke, Della, Kirsten and Martin.
The new studio will give a chance to work on some larger ink drawings that I have been thinking about recently. 8 New pieces of paper stretched up and drying so looking forward to a week of submerging myself in the drawings in there.
In 2 days time the digital versions of Parassita and 5 other works will be presented at Art Paris courtesy of Saatchi online
Just finished this piece and pleased with the way the colour works with this type of tea. Also working the roots was a very fluid process, would enjoy making an abstract piece made up entirely of this type of form.
Finished work on the 1 metre square piece Closer, was a challenge working both in a quadrant format and also at that scale in pen ink and of course tea.
Closer illustrates our connection to nature as a two way relationship, our dependency and our appreciation