Exploring the things that transcend our individual differences, by exaggerating the similarities. The base image is created first as a photograph, and then digitally reworked. It has a blown-out, ‘beyond human’ quality. In contrast, the graphic energy lines ‘zing out’ and appear to sit above the portrait, expressing the things that rise above individuality. Printing the image onto quality birch ply gives it the sense of having ‘fallen’ onto the surface, as it softens and embeds, lending it a timeless, authentic quality. The work utilises modern techniques to reinterpret long held belief systems. Pushing the boundaries of digital and commercial techniques then regrounding them, by using the integrity of wood, back into the natural world.
Each A4 print is on top quality substrate: Sustainable birch ply, 9 mm thickness. The natural grain and texture of the plywood subtly come through to make every print unique. Each print has the Stamp of Authenticity on the reverse, and individually hand-numbered by the artist.