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Error and chance

I usually prepare a work with a series of sketches but images don't always turn out the way you plan them and this sometimes this makes for a better final piece. An artist needs to be open to change during the process of making a work. Occasionally I'll do things differently and launch into a piece with little idea of how it will look at the end.

Imperfections in hand-cut stencils also lead to unexpected overlaps or gaps in the printing process.

I like an element of chance in my compositions and two of my earlier screenprints, Twist of Fate and East Coast Signal, had their colours determined through the rolling of dice.