Working in the expanded field of printmaking, using analogue and digital processes of image manipulation; the finished aesthetic of my work combines marks of historical and modern printmaking processes.
The combination of these modern and traditional approaches to print, work to achieve a timeless appearance. This combination further influences my image selection with many works containing images from more than one time period. Images are fascinating. Examining the ideas behind images through a process of deconstruction, leads me to the establishment of my own construction of imagined scenes.
The materials used are synonymous with processes of printmaking, paper and ink, allowing the historical connotations of print to remain; most importantly a potential for the democratisation of knowledge.
This work explores the mores of gay culture, looking at how heteronormativity and traditional concepts of masculinity have affected the process of coming to terms with one’s own sexuality in the present day. This work approaches this idea through my own experience as a gay man and further begins to explore what being a homosexual man means today.