Artwork for Mike Clements
Columns & Caves
Code Scrolls - looks meaningless but can be deciphered
The Colours of Flooding
Covid Road Signs - helix concertina
Moral Tales - on a paper orb
A Mask to Dazzle
As Nothing Ends Well
I tell stories with images and text. I delight in combining content with relevant sculptural form. To create narrative, artists' books have many advantages, most obviously multiple pages.
Giving a purpose to life and communicating with others. I love showing my artists' books and get a real buzz when a public collection buys my work.
Artists' Books and printmaking. My ideas come from close observation of the world around, often focusing on quirky aspects of life. My artist’s books are in public and private collections in Europe, Australia and North America, including the Tate Gallery London, Bodleian Library Oxford, Yale Center for British Art, and Manchester Metropolitan, UWE, Cardiff Metropolitan & Oxford Brookes Universities, and Arts University Bournemouth. Formerly printmaking tutor at the Sidney Nolan Trust.
I have run literally hundreds of printmaking workshops at the Sidney Nolan Trust and continue now teaching artists' book techniques, including online workshops.
Hereford Art College; printmaking tutor at Sidney Nolan Trust; member of Marches Book Arts Group.
Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax; Hereford Art & Craft Society at the Courtyard and at the Green Dragon during h.Art; Made in the Marches; "Jiggery-Pokery", solo show, TOD gallery; "Herefordshire Open”, Courtyard; “Marches Makers Miniatures”, Kington; "The Exquisite Crumb" online archive at La Briciola Squisita; and Whitney Court, Herefordshire.