Sunday, 19 December 2021

Rubbish Prints, 2021

'Boxed-in' Found letterforms from the paper recycling bin
'Loo-nar Cycle' - the average person uses 8 toilet rolls a month. Printed with toilet roll card.
'Tetra Tetra' - using tetra pak surface for collograph printing
'Tetra Pak Monument' - observational print
'Pie in the Sky' - 3 colour risograph, representing 3 different disposable materials

'Pie Cases' - silver embossed prints of disposable aluminium

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Ecological Footprint Project

Extracting from just one month’s worth of glass, metal, card and plastic recycling generated in the home, I placed the items on the paving outside my house, and used them as stencils to capture their trace. A record of the resources used, and despite their disposal, me and my family are reminded of our ‘ecological footprint’ as we repeatedly walk across the imagery of the resources spent. An 'ecological footprint' is defined as "the impact of a person or community on the environment, expressed as the amount of land required to sustain their use of natural resources". [I used discarded spray paint donated by the local school].

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Ego to Eco: we are nature

The Ego to Eco project was created by Joanna Rucklidge (Visual Communicator) and Elizabeth Freeman (Eco-psychologist) who share a mutual interest in work about nature connection, environmental issues and wellbeing. They wanted to engage in cross-disciplinary and transformative educational research to create a new way of engaging students with nature, the environment and wellbeing, whilst also enhancing the student experience. 

The project was designed to provoke a psychological transformation among a group of visual communication students. Nature was used as a subject, an experience and a concept to allow students to explore the significance it had to them and to society over a series of creative tasks. These involved writing, image making, time in nature, discussion, research and finally creating an outcome for an audience.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Cast Away

Cast Away
Heraklion, Crete, June 2019

This project involved collecting plastic waste that had been swept onto two different beaches in Heraklion. In just two hours, nearly 2,000 pieces of debris were collected. One million disposable plastic bottles are opened every minute around the world and lids are the most common form of plastic found on beaches. Using the lids from the collected rubbish, they were printed and painted on a wall above a municipal dustbin to represent the quantity, colours and nature of how they were found as scattered litter; inappropriately disposed of. The lids themselves were tethered and hung in a redundant window frame within the wall. The aim was to draw attention to the global issue surrounding plastic waste being ‘cast away’ and becoming stranded on beaches around the world.

Rubbish Prints

Rubbish Prints
Collograph Prints, Sheffield 2018
Images of flattened litter from the streets of Sheffield are captured by inking them and pressing them in a hydraulic press, capturing the detail of their function, texture and degradation.