Printmaking education at the Graduate level would grant me the opportunity to develop my portfolio as a professional artist, and grow as an academic. Access to etching and aquatint facilities is important to me; I aspire to push the skills I already have, assist in teaching others about intaglio, and experiment with new grounds, techniques, and scale. Through my work, I am interested in contributing to the long-term relationship between biology and printmaking by researching and creating prints that explore alternative reproductive tactics in nature.
Striving to explore environmental issues as well as human interconnections with the world, I collect leftover-residues from everyday life and transfer them into prints, showing the unique texture of thrash, especially plastic products which is one of the main pollution resources today. The technique I use the most is monotype. It allows me to print on large scales by hands only with layers of inked plastic bags and a roller.
Andrew Cain Queensland College of Art, Brisbane AUS
I want to connect to a broader range of artists, to develop my ideas and technical proficiency, to work with groups of like-minded individuals, and organizations that look to benefit the arts and the communities that support them.