About these works
The Biblical Jacob’s Ladder reaches into the world of dreams and aspiration but its base is on ground rock. It functions symbolically summoning the individual to change, the mind to switches gear, moved by a thought or a vision. Yet it is also an actual ladder, a path, a means to progress, progress made rung by rung, step by step.
Just as in Farid Ud-din-Attar’s poem The Conference of Birds , the path is the goal. The creative process of print-making is, for me, absorbing and stimulating, because no print is pre-conceived, each one evolves layer by layer, colour by colour, silkscreen or woodblock over silkscreen. The only criteria of importance being that the work achieve its own rightness, its aesthetic autonomy.
The three prints evolved as a sequence, an upward movement, a form of aesthetic teleology, a journey with its own raison d’être.