Skin Abstract Series I – X and The Handler Series I – X (both 2015). Indian Ink on Fabriano Rosaspina. 70x100cm.
Works in this series take their inspiration from my grandfather’s scrapbook, a large collection of newspaper clippings, press images and articles about reptiles that he collected during his 60 year-long career as a snake man. The dot-matrix drawings take their queue from the newspaper clippings from which they are derived. Press photographs scanned at a high resolution and enlarged. Comprising of thousands of tiny dots, the images are then are rendered by hand in ink, taking up to 20 hours each to complete.