Past Present

On one of the hottest days of the year I decided to do some printmaking.

Not to be recommended. The ink was drying as I was rolling it out, fibres and insects became embedded in the prints. But I wasn’t to be deterred.


On a number of small boxes with apertures, I made direct prints from organic matter. I intend to slot photographs from my archive of ‘moments caught’ into the boxes. This will require the viewer to peer into the darkness…

The boxes with their cobwebs of printed lines recall an observation by theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli that ‘The single quantity time melts into a spiders web of times’. The boxes also allude to St Augustine’s premise of ‘a time present of things past’.

Fleeting moments caught like flies in ink.