Ian’s work aims to reinterpret these manmade structures as monuments placed within the landscape. These structures in turn then become monuments of their time. The prints serve as a visual historical document and record. The structures in studies are devoid of people and the architectural scale can no longer be based on the physical measurement of the human body.

Ian has a long standing fascination with technology and architectural forms, these have included structures within industry, agriculture, science and the military. The work now aims to become a visual historical document and record of places that he has  visited. These in the past have included Goonhilly Earth station, The Lovell Telescope, Cheshire  Maunsell sea Forts in the Thames estuary and the Acoustic Sound Mirrors  on the south Kent coast.

Initial charcoal and graphite studies are made to understand the form and surface of the structures. These vary in size from small intimate studies to large AO studies. These aim to help find the best composition and boundary of the image. These are then edited to find the most appropriate pieces to be taken into the etching process.

His aim is to represent and interpret the form and function of these objects, the copper surface is constantly revisited and altered continually evolving. The etching process has not significantly altered for over 500 years which adds to Ian’s interest in recording new technology with such a traditional process.

Ian has exhibited Nationally and Internationally including London, Hong Kong, New York, Barcelona and Berlin.

He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Where he teaches onto the M.A Printmaking Course and BA (Hons) Drawing and print course.

TITLE: Fort I
YEAR: 2013
EDITION SIZE: 20
PLATE SIZE: W 55 cm x H 47 cm
MEDIUM: Etching
SUBSTRATE: Hahnemuhle white 300gsm
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TITLE: Transmission III
YEAR: 2014
EDITION SIZE: 20
PLATE SIZE: W 62 cm x H 51 cm
MEDIUM: Etching
SUBSTRATE: Hahnemuhle white 300gsm
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TITLE: Mirror III
YEAR: 2015
EDITION SIZE: 30
SUBSTRATE DIMENSIONS: W 70 cm x H 65 cm
MEDIUM: Etching
SUBSTRATE: Hahnemuhle white 300gsm
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