2017: The Sideways Glance Collection
These are briefly seen impressions, images conceived in the blink of an eye. The viewer has not yet arrived at the scene or alternatively, the viewer exited just as the pose was struck.
"Paths" are not entered, but glanced whilst hurrying past. At a glance neighbours come into view, standing silhouetted and still, figures unaware of intrusion. When a wave ripples the water surface, a streak of sunlight appears, disappears, and then reappears.
The 2017 Collection includes intaglio prints - here the pressure of the press forces paper into an engraved plate. The engraved line bites into the paper, embossing the page. Likewise watercolour paintings can be “embossed” by carving, scraping, and spattering.
This embossing produces an image rooted into the paper, lending a solid foundation to my Sideways Glance which would otherwise be ephemeral, and fleeting.