I love the sea, watching it, listening to it, swimming in it, feeling the movement, the energy, the power and the space. I have made sketches of different seas throughout the seasons and in all weathers. I aim to capture the colour, the movement, the mood and the light of each sea; calm seas, stormy seas, rough seas and I have primarily selected the waters I have swum in. I have looked at prints and drawings in the V&A collection which has helped me produce this work.
Seeking to put these drawings together, to reflect the continual motion of the water and the repetition of the wave movement, I have used a rolodex to hold over 250 prints that I have made from my sketches, I have used a variety of print techniques for these; linocut, woodcut, collagraph and monoprint.
The individual cards are separated by the 24 dividers and I used an old typewriter to inform the reader of each watery location and about the sea that day; the place, the light, the weather.
I want the viewer to move through the images to see and feel the changing patterns of the water, almost as one would watch the ocean waves breaking before you.
Hosshoji no Nyudo Saki no Nanpaku Dajo Daijin
Black ink on paper
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