For those who know how to read, I have painted my autobiography

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catalogue

alice strange

hello

“Art is not self-expression.  It is the self expressing all of the elements of the culture that has shaped it.

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I just make one move after the other, this leads to that.

bob dylan

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open studio

Visit me at my studio, to see a selection of linocuts, screen prints, collagraphs, collages and textile panels. Read more…

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net of wonder – every drop in the ocean counts

2014

The sea, once it cast its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever

Jacques Cousteau

 

Every drop in the ocean counts.

Yoko Ono

tapa - abyss digital collages

tapa – abyss

2014 – digital collage Read more…

Blue Oban linocut

blue oban

2014 – linocut – image diameter 28cm – edition: 20

 

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boats V

2014 – linocut – image size 8x8cm – edition:20

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high tower, little bay

2014 – screen print – 20x7cm – edition:19

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entering the west

2014 – linocut – edition: 20

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immigrant-emigrant

2012 – screen print – image size: 26 x 18 cm – edition: 7

Same person, different labels.

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.

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the idea of independence in the mind of a dreamer

2014 – digital collage

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.

Bob Marley, Redemption Song

When most I wink, then do my eyes best see.

shakespeare

Hail Mary screenprint

hail mary

2013 – screen print

For the first time in the history of mankind a mother kneels before her son and acknowledges, of her own free will, her inferiority.

Simone de Beauvoir

He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.

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wood nymph

2002 – woodcut – edition: 30

It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints, as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as a good painting about nothing.

rothko

When I haven’t any blue I use red.

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selfie

In French there is an old expression, ‘la patte’, meaning the artist’s touch, his personal style, his ‘paw’. I wanted to get away from ‘la patte’ and from all that retinal painting.

Marcel Duchamp

It’s natural that a painted self-portrait of a printmaker should include a ‘pawprint’. Irredeemably retinal …

No print is complete in itself. It is one more stake in the ground. It is one more step towards the goal of a lifetime.

munakata

God … invented the giraffe, the elephant, the cat … He has no real style. He just goes on trying things.

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Lake tekapo

tekapo iii

2013 – screen print – image size 15x15cm – edition:16

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