The inability to access printmaking faculties during Covid lockdowns led a university tutor to suggest kitchen lithography as a replacement technique for solar plates. These 'portraits' of emotion are the result of an easily accessible technique during a time when negative emotions were amplified by social isolation.
'Bare' removes overt human features and condenses emotions down to their rudimental energetic form. Butter, 9B graphite, tinfoil, Coca-Cola, water and a metal spoon - all simple materials - allow the core essence of emotions to surface. The characteristics of lines and marks embody the intensity of negative emotions. The linear quality of the subjects mirrors the simplicity of the technique.
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