A3 :: 16.5 x 12" // Limited Edition :: 100
A2 :: 23 x 16.5" // Limited Edition :: 50
A1 :: 32 x 24" // Limited Edition :: 25
A0 :: 47 x 33" // Limited Edition :: 10
I did 5 years in England and didn’t want to leave, however, I moved back to Auckland and have spent a the last 6months living nowhere, living out of a bag, housesitting. Amongst everything I’m doing, I’m making art and it’s good because it’s always a different environment to create in. You have different reference points when you’re in different spaces. There’s a different mindset when you’re set up in a permanent studio. New Zealand is in the middle of nowhere and living out here really emphasises that feeling of isolation and remoteness in this wild corner of the world. I think its the scale of change out here that really captured me, into a kind of madness, loosing myself in the clouds. It feels like this might be my most personal piece to date. The journey in this painting has been full of frustration, hurt, anger, sorrow and acceptance, a subconscious processing of a past life and coming to terms with a new one. Its not just art that’s a work in progress
Fine Art reproductions are made by taking 4-6 photographs of my originals and stitching them together. This way there’s more information to create a crisp print at the same size as the original painting. Then they’re printed and colour matched, a process called proofing which can take several frustrating hours before the first usable copies finally roll out ‘hot off the press’ using lightfast inks on archival 310g Hahnemühle paper, which is not actually paper, it’s ripped up cotton rags. Hahnemühle is the brand of paper - an excellent paper mill that started in 1584 Germany.
AN INTERESTING FACT: During the Second World War, the company created paper for the SS-Reichssicherheitshauptamt's efforts to produce counterfeit British banknotes as part of Operation Bernhard.
Each Limited Edition print is embossed, hand signed and numbered by me the artist. Remember paper prints that are framed will see it's lifetime double that of one left in it's tube under your bed.