This set of 9 handmade monoprints is from the series 'Systems of Addiction'. Each monoprint is unique, inspired by satellite images of road networks, and is printed on a recycled Amazon box.
My work typically emerges from a process of analysing spaces from multiple viewpoints, e.g. by observation and recording, creating data by tracking walks or measurements, and by researching the wider contexts of spaces.
My current project applies this approach to Climate. Instead of looking at the effects or consequences of climate change, which at times still seem remote, I have been looking at spaces which connect our everyday lives to global issues such as climate change. This currently focuses on car showrooms and road networks, i.e. local, everyday, familiar spaces which are also strong signifiers of fossil fuel addiction and hence of climate change. These spaces are also architecturally and visually very distinct.
The ‘Systems of Addiction’ monoprints reference our reliance on online retailers and home delivery, raising issues such as fossil fuel addiction, economic materialism, organisational power structures and their opportunity to influence our behaviour.
The unique work comprises 9 Handmade Monoprints on cardboard (recycled Amazon boxes). The monoprints are mounted on 300gsm Somerset Cartridge paper.
Year – 2020
Size – A1 (84.1 x 59.4cm)
Framed - black aluminium frame.