collage with ink and papers from the NY Stock Exchange
This collage is in response to a very nice letter I received from a gentleman named Malcolm Turner. I was more than happy to participate on this project and thrilled that my work inspired someone else. "Global Recession" is the theme. Be sure to check out Malcolm's fantastic work on his blog, Studio Journal or on Flickr.
I am currently completing an MA in Graphic Arts at the University of the West of England. Your work has been inspirational to me during my studies and has enabled me to focus the direction of my research. Additionally I have referred to your work for my evaluative thesis in identifying contemporary practitioners who have influenced my own practice.
I am a graphic designer, illustrator and musician based in Bristol, UK and My career history has included studio based consultancy, freelance illustration, graphic design and lecturing on Degree level programmes in graphic design. My own work with illustration and print investigates the medium of collage and has a focus on the visual aesthetic achieved with the use of aged, period/trend based ephemera. I am particularly concerned with the question of space and the balance and juxtaposition of elements on the page. My most recent work explores the paradox of digital intervention in the image/illustration building process and the referencing of influences from a pre-digital era.
I would like to invite you to contribute to my end of year show by making a response to the attached flyer. The response could be as simple as a few written words, a piece of ephemera, or a piece of work. Either way, a response will allow me to acknowledge your influence on my work at my show. The attached flyer will, I hope make sense.
Thank you in advance for any response and also for the inspiration you have given me.
With best wishesMalcolm Turner