TOOLS OF THE HOUR, 2016.


This work is a set of hand-held tools for printing. 

Each implement bears a visible potential for mark-making, it suggests possible interactions with interchangeable parts or variables that alter pattern. As a result, the prints produced show evidence of the tools that made them. The tools too, are part of a hand-made process and I regard the objects with equal aesthetic inquiry as much as pieces that have lived through their own odd functionality.

This family of objects with pieces that connect/attach/detach are co-dependent. They repeat, realign, create sequences and form patterns by multiplication and rhythmic mark-making.  By building and rigging my own blocks and stamps, I can satisfy my urge for playful repetition as well as create custom possibilities and limitations in print.

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