Hand engraved writing on 5 sheets of glass over a unique print on hand painted and gilt paper. The print features an image digitally composed of blurred scans from the engraved glass sheets and combined with a photograph of a dandelion seed-head.

Artist statement

I began learning calligraphy in my early teens as a schoolboy. I loved its immediacy—the ability to make characterful letters with just a few pen-strokes. Since receiving my first commissions aged 15 years old, I've never looked back. While studying for a degree in calligraphy at London's Roehampton Institute I was awarded fellowship of the UK Society of Scribes and Illuminators; at 20 I was their youngest Fellow in addition to being their first Fellow from Ireland. That was over 25 years ago and my work has continually developed since then.

I push boundaries while continually extending traditional skills. I use letterforms and writing to create three-dimensional layered works of art where a thousand words may paint a picture. At a time in history where handwriting is being eclipsed by e-mail, text messaging and other digital means of communication, my work explores the meaning and function of being a scribe in the 21st century.

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The price of the piece does not include delivery. This work can be collected from our Snape gallery, or alternatively contact us on  01728 688393 / 01728 688934 or info@letteringartstrust.org.uk for a quote for packing and delivery.