Featured Artist: Vaughan Evans (Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge)

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Aug 15, 2014 2:11PM

I have had a home in Hamilton Parish close to Harrington Sound for more than 45 years. My relief print of this view from the edge of Abbott's Cliff sums up for me our island reality. It never ceases to amaze me just how small and narrow a strip of land we actually live on with that huge and deep blue mid-Atlantic horizon beyond.

I enjoy the physicality of making a relief print plate. You are on the edge all the time because the cut itself cannot be undone. Here, I have been on the edge in terms of the maximum lino and printing paper size I could get hold of.

Also, I have been on the edge in what I can do without a press. I have experimented by working backwards from the black key print and used that to allow me to plan the colour plates which I made in plywood using a fret saw and joined them like a child's jigsaw puzzle. I feel the limitations of this medium give it its artistic unity and strength.

Bermuda’s light has given me a heightened colour sense and this is why I enjoy this jigsaw method of playing with colours.

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