These pIeces derive from photographs, that I had taken during the 1980’s, that had been left for years in a damp hidden room called The Black Hole in Mendip House In Somerset .. over three hundred images have all shape shifted into something new. Many have an abstract quality, some are like Turneresque landscapes and others seem to be archetypal portraits painted in a bygone era.
I have played with the images in photoshop using a pen and tablet, to help draw out and accentuate what i 'saw' in the watery-like surfaces of the old prints. The finished work is, as a result, an unusual combination of analogue and digital, of memory and of now, and is intrinsically both conceptual and organic...
At a time of unprecedented change both externally and internally for me these images become a metaphor, asking us to question the very things we took as our core, as our memories.
All are available as prints from a 50cm open edition to a run of three up to 290 cm high as well as my usual sizes in between.