As of January 2020 I (finally!) started work on a new body of work called Lines looking at linear type structures often including their (distorted) reflections. Earlier work on this theme includes, for instance, Pylons (both drawings and photographs) and the screenprint San Francisco, USA. Think bridges, American freight trains, railway tracks, overhead wires, staircases, the underside of roofs (e.g. airport terminals), and certain architects (such as Calatrava and Candela, Piano and Rogers etc.).
These works will, as usual, be based on my own photographs (both digital and film) often just of tiny bits of a structure – distorted and out of context. The first image is a screenprint (Lines I – (Cologne)) which was finally completed in July 2020 following lockdown. Lines II (Valencia) is a companion to I but has a gold background instead of silver. They are both quite large (c. 94 cms h x 76 cms w).
Lines III, V and VI are new small (c. A3) screenprints comprising abstracted bits of architectural structures on primary coloured backgrounds referencing exploded architectural diagrams. Number IV is part of the same set on a yellow background. However, it is work in progress as now in lockdown.
As with Trees & Roots the numbering system is purely sequential.