These are all original, hand-pulled prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques. Drypoint, monotype, monoprint, linocut with additions like embossing and chiné collé (where an image is transferred to a thin sheet of paper and that is bonded to the heavier paper as it passes through the press).
The concepts of positive and negative space interest me in how shape and form are interpreted by the eye. A deliberately limited palette is often used so as not to distract from the form and pattern of the subject matter.
These etchings (some with chiné collé) became a representation of the ritual developed walking the various stairs in Kalk Bay and St James, when the weather was inclement in Kommetjie. It became a ritual of observation, instead of counting stairs.
As I have been attracted to plant shadows over the years. The mosses, lichens, cracks and the shadows over them are incredibly beautiful, as well as ask one to consider the shape and form (of plant matter) and the reasons why these textures that have developed on these old stairs over the years.