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 are, 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 to VI are a set of four small (c. A3) screenprints comprising abstracted bits of architectural structures on strong plain coloured backgrounds referencing exploded architectural diagrams. The architectural elements are printed using powdered charcoal mixed into medium and extender (therefore semi-transparent) – this gives them an almost luminescent quality. Number V is being remade (and is now New York) and, hopefully, will be finished by the end of May.
As with Trees & Roots the numbering system is purely sequential.