Tool Series

I now had a new armory of techniques and skills in printmaking along with a range of subjects which led to further possibilities for expression. Always curious about how things would look as art works I began to make  new prints of objects in formal arrangements within the traditions of still-life  composition. Knives, saws, blades, scissors and various tools started to appear, often as collographs using laces, leathers and textured fabrics.

I considered these objects in a playful way and rather absurd. A lace saw blade was quite silly but they were fun to make. I made a collection of these works but they were never exhibited as a whole. Horses began to infiltrate my private life, with no relation to my art practice. Initially this influence was integrated into the print work but gradually the horse became the next major project.


Dancing Ponies 1996 Collograph and Gouache 56 x 76cm

Dancing Ponies 1996 Collograph and Gouache 56 x 76cm


Birds Head Dagger 1996 collograph and watercolour 76 x 56cm
Daggers 1996 Collograph 76 x 56cm
Knives 1994 Collograph, Gouache and Graphite 76 x 56cm
Landscape Pony 1996 Collograph and Watercolour 56 x 76cm
Leather Scissors 1998 Collograph and Watercolour 76 x 56cm
Rock Paitings 1996 Collograph and Watercolour 56 x 76cm
Scissors 1996 Collograph and Gouache 43 x 28cm
Sharp Pony 1996 Collograph 76 x 56cm
Silver Daggers 1994 Collograph, Pastel and Watercolour 76 x 56cm
Soft Saws 1996 Collograph and Watercolour 76 x 76cm
The Escarpment 1996 Collograph 56 x 76cm
Two Knives 1996 Collograph and Gouache 43 x 28cm
Yellow Daggers 1996 Collograph and Gouache 56 x 76cm

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