Fragments I


archival inkjet on Hahnemuhle Wm.Turner paper
91 x 76 cm. (36 ” x 26.5″)

This is one of the group of prints that I had written concerning my naming struggles. I finally did settle on titles. I still don’t know if they will become part of a larger series in future and what that series will be called until that work has been made – perhaps even FRAGMENTS. So at this moment I’m in a dilemma in placing them into a category on this blog as well as in the gallery/slide show. I’m thinking of “New Works” but when that changes, my links will break…decisions, decisions…

Update: Please view the other two FRAGMENTS at the links below:

UPDATE Sept.23rd, 2011: The Fragments category is now up under PRINTWORKS.

‘this place’ #3


‘this place’ #3
archival inkjet
33 x 48 cm. (13″ x 19″)

Related works: ‘this place’ #1 and ‘this place’ #2

‘this place’ #2


‘this place’ #2
archival inkjet
33 x 48 cm. (13″ x 19″)

Related works: ‘this place’ #1 and ‘this place’ #3

‘this place’ #1


‘this place’ #1
archival inkjet print
48 x 33 cm. (19′ x 13′)

This also comes in a smaller version: about 25 x 20 cm. (10″ x 8″) and is called ‘this small place’. It was one of three prints of mine that were accepted into the BIMPE VI exhibition last year. I recently received the catalogue – a most impressive publication!

Please also see these related works: ‘this place’ #2 and ‘this place’ #3.



archival inkjet, collagraph & engraving
81 x 61 cm. (32″ x 23.75″)

This one is a revisit of the ‘character’ in ARKEO #4.

And for those who are asking: “what’s a collagraph?”



Archival inkjet & engraving on Hahnemuhle PhotoRag paper
60.5 x 81.2 cm. (24″ x 32″)

And yes, this is a revisit of the ‘character’ in ARKEO #5.

London Underfoot Triptychs

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left: London Underfoot – Triptych #3; right: London Underfoot – Triptych #7

The London Underfoot – Triptychs are now up, with two out of the seven shown above. This series of prints are a variation on the smaller London Underfoot prints which I posted earlier this week. And, as you can see, these are in a non-traditional vertical format for a triptych.

UPDATE: Please visit the ARKEO series in my new GALLERY to see all seven. All are archival inkjet prints, this time on Hahnemuhle PhotoRag paper.

the ‘London Underfoot’ prints


London Underfoot #1


London Underfoot #13

I have procrastinated for much too long in preparing and then posting images of my print works from the past year and a half. After working all day on these, I’m thrilled to say that I have at last published the London Underfoot print series in my slide show/gallery***. They are to be found within the ARKEO series – please have a look. Some of you will recognize several of the images from photos which I had previously posted as “London: details” under the “travel” theme, for example here.

Here’s an excerpt of a statement I once wrote about these:

In April/May of 2009, while visiting family in the Muswell Hill neighbourhood in London, England, I was attracted by the wide variety of interesting old ‘street furniture’, as some English call the various utility covers on their streets and walks. One afternoon while out for a long walk, and feeling rather like an archaeologist documenting history, I captured about 40 photos of these, and could have found more if we’d had the time. Back home, in the fall, I chose twenty-six of these images and printed each in editions of five plus artist’s proofs. They are printed with archival inkjet on handmade Japanese Kitakata paper, taking advantage of its slight irregularities and uneven edges.

I then chose to put the artists’ proofs into a small book or album. The borders are trimmed away to allow contrast with the black sheets. It’s a simple and attractive way to show off the entire series to visitors. I hope to somehow photograph that book to show here.

Another group of works which I developed from these small prints will hopefully be uploaded soon, now that I have made this belated start to catch up!

Added Jan.23rd, 2011, related links:
~ about “street furniture” with another image
~ the London Underfoot triptychs

*** Please visit my new Gallery to see some of this series. These small works are still to be installed…

at the print studio




Here are some glimpses of the printmaking studio in which I work – my desk with the proof on the wall which I printed last week, and our wide-format inkjet printer, affectionately called Lucy.

Chang-Soo Kim: photos

As I wrote recently, Korean artist Chang-Soo Kim has an exhibition of his large digital printworks at Capilano University’s Studio Art Gallery. It continues until Thursday, October 28th. A few days ago I had the opportunity to take a few installation photos including one of the artist.





The exhibition includes the artist’s work from the past ten years, I believe. He uses thousands of digital images of tiny faces to make the larger portraits. Over time, these smaller images seem to become more abstract, as seen in the bottom photo of a detail of one of his prints. Later, I note a move to the use of multiple vertical lines as we see in television images, and even later marks and ‘scratches’ that make me think of computer code as well as a suggestion of DNA marking, the details merging, as before, into larger images such as the hands and foot. To me, the artist investigates relationships of contemporary humanity and technology together in a most powerful, compelling and astounding way.