Becky HaughtonArtist, Technician, Teacher
I make drawings and prints from photographs, constructing new versions of the original images by selecting, editing, simplifying, inventing imagery and mixing up visual languages. My versions of these images are as much an exploration of mark-making and printmaking as they are reconstructions of an experience of time and place. Digital drawing tools expand my range of mark making and photo etching and screen-print are processes with which I can easily integrate the digital and hand-made. I also favour traditional methods of acid etching on metal plate for the variety of unique marks that the process has to offer and the prospect of the unexpected. I'm interested in visual memories that on reflection appear to have been very beautiful, sensational and poetic; how with each reconstruction these moments can become more invented, embellished or reduced.