"Aching Chronicles" series, plaster-cast drypoint tile, 10 x 10cm, 2020.
Drypoint plaster-cast etching, 15cm diameter, 1 of 1, 2020.
Looking to expand definitions of printmaking, the artist began experimenting with plaster as a print material. Inexpensive and accessible, plaster casting acts as an exciting alternative to printing with a traditional printing press. The process is unpredictable, yielding mixed and often unexpected results.
Interested in construction materials as their own printing substrate, the introduction of plaster into the series has been a natural experimental progression of the works. Plaster acts as both an industrial material used to patch and sculpt, and a medical grade casting material used to literally scaffold the body. Plaster as a material is incredibly tactile to the artist as the maker, and its fragility can be compared to the fragility of skin.