420 x 594mm
5 hand pulled inks plus faux gold gilding on 300gsm Ancona 21 paper.
Signed by the artist
Yoke is a response to the quality of ink on this Ancona paper. The ink tends to sit n the surface, and consequently develops a tactility when layered. I was interested in exploring the translucency of metallic layers with opaque underlays, and building painterly stokes as tactile elements. It’s also another opportunity to work with squares and circles, which is an ongoing formal playground for my pieces.
This version uses an un-screened gild on top of the printed gold, so there’s various tonal shifts as the light moves over it, or as you move around it. It’s a one-off artist’s proof piece.