Trevor Sutton, Bringing it Home 2, 2002, 2-part hand coloured etching, 12.2 x 24.1 cm © Trevor Sutton, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery
Could you explain this work?
This is a 2-part hand coloured etching that was made in 2002. The drawing was started in Ireland at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Co Mayo and printed and hand coloured in London.
What does this piece deal with?
It’s an informal response to being on the Atlantic north west coast of Ireland, a place utterly different from my normal work place in London.
Co Mayo has a wild and beautiful rural coastline with constantly changing weather and spectacular atmospheric light. A place I love.
What medium and techniques did you use?
Drawing came first, on to a copper plate, then the etching and printing process. Finally, the hand painting was added to collaged printed sections.
What were the struggles of making it?
I don’t see that any struggle was involved …it was a harmonious and creative process from start to finish.
What is the purpose behind this work?
To maintain my relationship with myself.