The Situation - Where to next
Digital print (edition of 10) - 27 x 23cm
Health and Safety
Screenprint - 66 x 78cm
London 2012: Escort - Flame
Linocut - 17 x 24cm
London 2012: Escort - Jubilee
Linocut - 22 x 15cm
London 2012: Getting over it
Linocut - 18 x 25cm
London 2012: Missed him
Photopolymer Etching - 18 x 23cm
Virtual Vase - Iron and Steelware
Photopolymer Etching - 26 x 18cm
The Brighter Situation
Digital print (edition of 10) - 20 x 25cm
Born 1932. Educated at Rutlish School Merton 1943 – 50. Moved to Norfolk in 1961. Studied Fine Art – Printmaking as a mature student at Norwich School of Art and Design and graduated in 1996.
I have always been a keen photographer and, despite working in soft pastels for some years, my main interest now is in adapting photographic processes to use with conventional printmaking techniques. Often this involves the intervention of computer manipulation.
Photographs are perceived to present a reality which we can safely rely upon to convey information about the images they portray. In fact, the only realities are the photographer and his camera, which records whatever the photographer chooses to document and in a context of his choosing.
I have taken this a stage further and have used the various techniques at my disposal to fabricate objects, such as shop window reflections and vases, upon which are imposed images relevant to any message I wish to convey and, at the same time, using the camera’s ability to lie convincingly.
Derek died in December 2017.