2020 sees me spending less time on the Mac and more time in the screen print studio. There's a particular satisfaction in creating stencils, mixing paints and hand pulling prints which I'm excited to return to this year. I'm also finding myself going back to my calligraphic roots: dusting off my broad-edged brushes and bottles of Chinese ink and experimenting with freehand mark-making in combination with printmaking.
The pieces I'm currently working on are a development of my Reflections theme, but in an increasingly abstract and ambiguous way. A sense of place remains important to me as a starting point for any work and I'm planning to spend the year on a personal journey to explore or revisit several places that have a particular significance to me at the moment. I will be uploading images of my work in progress as this body of work takes shape and I look forward to updating this page as I go.
Screenprints, 18 x 18cm, variable editions
Lucy Cooper prints - new work - screenprints