Chaos and Calm


Carborundum and Drypoint
Image size: 22cm x 17cm
The image is printed to the edge of the paper
Number in edition 20
£120 Unframed


This original, handmade print was made by me in my studio in Southampton. It is one of an edition of 20, meaning that there will only be 20 printed. This is one of a series of Drypoint and Carborundum prints inspired by a trip to Bletchley Park to see the code breaking machines. The marks used in this print are reminiscent of codes and the cogs and parts of machines. The colour palette is derived from the colour coding of the machine cogs. The deep blue colour I use is reminiscent of the colour of plan drawings for the construction of the code breaking machines.

This Drypoint and Carborundum print is printed in several colours with one pass through the press, it takes about an hour to ink up each individual print. As these prints are handmade, they might vary slightly in colour and tone from the photograph.

These prints are signed by me and printed onto high quality, handmade, cotton rich Somerset printing paper.