400 x 572mm
6 hand pulled inks on 330gsm G.F Smith Naturalis paper.
Edition of 4
Numbered and signed by the artist
Paternoster is a further exploration of modular squares-to-circles compositions, as well as an attempt to bring an organic textural imperfection to geometric forms. Vibrant hard-edged graphic colours are built up, and then subverted with textural overlays – partially from the use of blocked screens, with the detriatus of previous pieces informing the new. I changed my mind twice as to the orientation of these pieces, but having lived with a framed version for a while, I’ve opted to go top-heavy. The print is intended to be float mounted in an A2 box frame, but YMMV.
The piece is named for those open-access lifts – a retro futures technology, which has mainly passed into history. I love the optimism of the things, and they find an echo in the forms leaving the confines of one end of the printed page, and entering on the opposite side.