Suddenly autumn is really here and ‘Time’ as subject is central to my life. The current print exhibition at Oriel Wrexham, Rhosddu Road, Wrexham, LL11 1AU, Past Present Future has ‘Time’ embedded in the title. The exhibition celebrates 10 years of The Regional Print Centre and runs from October 6th until 1st December.
These are the 3 (of the total 27) plates I have made so far that are in the exhibition. Most of the prints haven’t progressed much beyond proof stage yet … Soon, I promise myself, soon I really will find and / or make the time to begin printing some editions. I have however made up some more of the four digital ‘Advice for Artists’ concertina books from the Artists proofs. These I’m taking to Manchester Artists Book Fair in the Holden Gallery this Friday 12th, tomorrow, from 2 – 7pm and Saturday 13th October 10 – 5pm. I will have a table there alongside Marches Book Arts Group.
I have also returned to a butterfly image to signify time. It is a motif I often use. A symbol for beauty, transformation, the soul and/or the transience of life. My most recent book … Allegro references the way time seems to speed up. Each book is unique and contains an original relief print of a stylised butterfly printed on hand dyed paper together with manipulated digital prints from my photos.