A number of techniques are combined in this screenprint, from flat colour created by collaging hand-cut pieces of card, to painterly marks and a hand drawn line. Every print in this edition has a unique element – a yellow shape made with a palette knife to represent a potato. The artist describes this print as “an attempt to make a new sculpture backwards, starting with a card sculpture, a potato sculpture, photographing, Xeroxing, printing , then painting and then re-photographing, then making a silkscreen print”. He also plans a film relating to the subject.
The Print Studio printed a screenprint for Bruce McLean’s 1980 exhibition at Third Eye Centre, Glasgow and he was later invited to make monoprints and an etching in the mid 1980s.