This edition of etchings is based loosely on a view from my previous home in Bow, East London at the time of the second UK lockdown. It depicts a high-rise building and its surroundings amidst a cloudy, late-evening sky.
Focusing on the qualities of different types of space and how they can represent our necessary adaptations to a new way of life, I have been particularly interested in the tensions that arise within the simultaneity of being both home-bound individuals in private households and constituent members of broader communities for which we are responsible.
The sugar-lift process involves painting with a sugar solution onto a metal plate, in this case copper, after which the plate is coated with a resist. It is then bathed in water and the sugar lifts the resist away from the plate in places to expose the metal. The plate is then aquatinted and etched in acid.
'High-Rise' (2021) | Sugar-lift etching with aquatint and chine-collé on 300gsm Somerset Satin Soft White | 28.5cm x 38.5cm | Edition of twelve and two artist proofs (APs) | 3/12 to 12/12 & both APs available, 1/12 & 2/12 SOLD