The etching takes inspiration from artist Kent Jones, the interrogative use of technique, the compartmentalisation of space, and the cartographic placing of figures so often found in his prints. Conceptually, the piece hints at a dialogue in time, the artists' need to have access to inspiration, and equally a desire to leave their mark.
After Jones has been created specifically for the exhibition 40³, marking the 40th anniversary of the Belfast Print Workshop. Printmakers were each invited to create a piece of work responding to an artist or artwork from the BPW Archive, for exhibition in October in the Crescent Arts Centre Gallery. In addition to highlighting the extraordinary range of technique, imagery and vision of the past printmaking community, each print from the exhibition will be added to the archive for future posterity, thereby creating a visual representation of the atelier tradition.