3 layer screenprint on Gfsmith Colourplan 275gsm
S/N in an edition of 8
3 layer Screenprint on Gfsmith Colourplan 275gsm
S/N in an edition of 13
Both prints started out as an attempt to document my life currently, based around my studio space which is based at the Briggait; Originally Glasgow’s fish market when it open in 1873, the building was built around a clock tower from the previous building which dates from around 1665. the tower sits directly behind my studio, the original sketches, and colour studies focus on the tower coming out of a fishes mouth.
Scans of the sketches were used to quickly build out the background for the design that i had planned to eventually rework, but as the project progressed i began to feel frustrated with pulling off the concept in a way that i actually liked, I also really began to like the background that was built of my sketches and eventually dropped the complicated drawing aspects and worked forward with the abstraction.
The piece became more about interpretations of my life from both positive and negative viewpoints.
The pieces were first shown as part of my featured artists show “dead ends” at Glasgow print studio in May 2018
Shown below are the sketches, printing process and a look at the drawing i abandoned