About the Artist
I specialise in woodcut and linocut. I work as a logo designer and illustrator on a crowd-source basis online where I work with design briefs set by clients. I have experience of game design. My work has been influenced by the visual display of information throughout history and how and why it has changed.
Birmingham University and North Warwickshire & Hinckley College 1996-1999
BA Hons Degree Art & Design by negotiated study
Specialising in printmaking and art history
My work has been strongly influenced by the use of space in compartmented objects,
such as cells, pockets and pigeon-holes and the way they have developed and from what. I am also interested by the aesthetics of data graphics, the principles behind the visual representation of data and the links between mathematics and number systems and spacing systems.
This has led me to my more recent work based on the notion of over-decoration of data graphics which Edward R. Tufte refers to as ‘chart-junk’ in his book on this subject, and in turn led me to investigate how over-decoration can be used to subvert an information display, and alter the validity and harmony of a data graphic display, distorting the true information passed on to the ‘consumer’.