'A hand from stone' is a collection of printed works by Grace Mirams.
A series of gestural and playful works that explore the means of monotype printmaking. A process that embodies the act of drawing, space for thinking and exploration.
Each impression is formed by manipulating and removing ink using a variety of tools including brushes, rags, solvents and the etching press. Pressure is the driving force that dictates the outcome, while beneath the surface it’s often hard to know how it will turn out. The work is therefore filled with a certain energy -
incorporating natural motifs and play. Textures of the urban world intertwine with soft, liquid marks, creating a unique visual language.
The use of materials such as silk, fixed to steel framing brings together three physical encounters that ground the work in an object. A hand from stone depicts the tension between chance versus control during the making process. A loss of self-consciousness and the feeling that boundaries are being pushed behind the press, presents both technical and conceptual strength in each piece.
A special thank you to APS Editions for supporting this project.
Grace Mirams Solo show
26th Aug - 11th Sep 2022
At Public Record
PR Artists No.21