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My practice is influenced by the Japanese aesthetic of ‘wabi-sabi’. ‘Wabi’ vaguely meaning the realisation of beauty in simplicity, and ‘sabi’ being the bleak quality of aging and deterioration.
The sense of authenticity brought about by chance encounters from everyday life is an important element of my current work, which through an exploration of lettering, typography, language, dada and postmodern theory, plays with conventional ‘rules’ of legibility to raise questions about the difference between reading and seeing text. Although I work mainly in the Graphic tradition, it is made using a variety of techniques and materials. I am particularly interested in employing low tech processes to make work with a sense of the ephemeral - despite graphic design being perceived as a precise discipline.
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