Letterpress print on found paper, porcelain, lead type and wood
Through the salvaging of damaged sorts ready for ‘hell’, an alternative printing process takes shape—giving the sorts a space and place to reveal a message.
The past is rooted in tradition.
This tradition is evaded by the present.
Where do we go from here?
This work relfects my own state of mind as I exist within the letterpress shop environment—a place and space that is my sanctuary. I am taking a conventional process that led to the first instance of mass communication and provoking thought through a message that discusses the current state of culture where mass-industry has replaced self-sufficiency.
The lead sorts embedded in the porcelain clay, create a landscape that shifts, cracks and changes over time. Just as people are embedded in nature, we leave a footprint that sometimes changes the landscape for worse.