Street Broadsides
  Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition project
––one of only ten in the world––



Artist's Statement

Posters are a wonderful conduit that allows any author to communicate their own beliefs and feelings relating to situations or events. Subsequently they can offer a freedom of speech in any political arena. The potency of the political poster is still present even in today’s digitally communicated age, allowing a declaration for change in areas of social or political unrest. I wanted to make a statement but reference the modern digital word.

The poster was printed without a press! The process was to simply ink-up each colour and place paper over the inked surface and apply pressure with another roller. The result is not a crisp clean image and each print is quite different from the next. I wanted to ‘communicate’ rather than ‘decorate’ the statement. The paper I chose were old prints from my studio so each print has a fragment of another work on its reverse. The work combines vintage wooden letterpress and a modern woodcut interpretation of a ‘wingdings’ icon.