Pandemic 2019/2020

During this past year making work has been a real challenge not least because being creative in isolation is like working in the dark… but it did give time…lots of time.

One of the pieces I made was for the Oxford Guild of Printers to distribute to the members.


I created a book…Backlash in response to the killing of George Floyd. The title comes from the Backlash Blues sung by Nina Simone.

It was originally a poem by Langston Hughes who was a writer, playwright and poet at the heart of the Harlem renaissance during the 1960s.

Typeset in 48point Univers, black ink on black paper. Thermographed.
Langston Hughes…Lino cut printed on 25gsm Mulberry paper.
Nina Simone