This body of ceramic work looks at the mark we make, our print , more than just a trace, and our relationship to the natural world, our environmental and psychological impact, using the intimate to reflect a global perspective.
The red and black ceramic “fingerprint” work involves thousands of pieces of squeezed clay, each capturing a fingerprint, a 3D mark. It has been made to fit different locations- installed in trees like an invasion, curved round pieces of fossilised stone, dropping over walls. “We only Print in Blood Red” was installed on a tree in Lytham for the Counterpart event – creating an infestation of human presence, beautiful and odd.
Many thanks to Yorkshire Stone Craft quarry at Friendly, Halifax, who kindly give me the fossilised tree pieces they exposed through their regular quarrying.