Flite II - detail

F://Lite IV    –

27 x 13 cms    –   Double Plate Solar Plate Etching   –    September 2010     –

These pieces came into existence as a direct response to the cabinets at The Natural History Museum, Tring that line the walls of the central ground floor space.  The large cabinets are full of stuffed birds and have captions that say whether the bird is native, part native, immigrant or part immigrant; between these large cases are long, thin, small cabinets which the Museum kindly made available for some of my artwork.

 The organic visual motifs used for this collection of prints derive from feathers that I have found locally, from Peacocks at Pendley Manor, Geese in Wilstone, Swan and Wood Pigeons in Marsworth and ordinary thrush, blackbird and seagull feathers found on my walks around the Reservoirs and Grand Union Canal.

 The organic visual motifs make play on nature’s perfect patterns and repetitions, which in a body of work tie formally disparate pieces together into a coherent whole.  Visual alliteration between life forms is playfully suggested and the overall impression is that the artworks, although outwardly divergent, all originate from the same place, a place where I am not a natural resident but an immigrant.

Flite 1V

F://Lite  IV

20 x 27 cms   –   September 2010   –  Solar Plate  Relief Print

Flite II

F://Lite  IV

13 x 27 cms   –   September 2010   –  Solar Plate  Relief Print

Flite 1

F://Lite  I

20 x 27 cms   –   September 2010   –  Solar Plate  Relief Print


September 2010 in cabinets next to the bird section at NHM, Tring

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