Typewriter Prints

Cosmic Ray
Cosmic Ray

White Ink Typewriter Drawing

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"Who is Cosmic Ray?"
"Who is Cosmic Ray?"

White Ink Typewriter Drawing

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"Children" table
"Children" table

White Ink. Black Paper

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Vol III Works in situ
Vol III Works in situ

Image Courtesy of Scaffold Gallery

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"Children Of The Swan" Series

2016

Typewriter responses to "The Great Unanswered" vol iii.

"What is time? How did the universe begin? How did we end up here? The Great Unanswered: Volume iii sees eight intriguing emerging artists, hand-picked by Scaffold Gallery, responding to some of life's most perplexing and impossible questions"

My assigned question:

What are ultrahigh energy particles?

http://scaffoldgallery.com/portfolio/the-great-unknown-volume-iii/


White Ink. Black Paper.

"Nannie's Eggs" Exhibit
"Nannie's Eggs" Exhibit
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"Nannie's Eggs" Upfront
"Nannie's Eggs" Upfront
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Supporting Text
Supporting Text

Typewriter on Paper

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"Grandmother"
"Grandmother"

My Mother's Index Finger Print

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"Nannie's Eggs Series"

2017

Inspired by the wonder that is pregnancy- I created this series of works which celebrates the fascinating process of childbearing, and mother/daughter bonds thereafter.
Images 1, 2 and 3 contain a single typewritten fingerprint; that of the artist herself, her mother, and her own daughter. 
Image 4 contains a narrative-forming piece of text.

The pieces are delicate yet tangibly precise in their formation- much like fetal development itself. The conceptual use of the full stop symbol is profound to the artist, since motherhood is such a delicate process. They also represent relationships with many other distinctive female qualities: steadiness, consistency, perseverance, shared experiences and the potential future strength and determination of women yet to exist.
The artist's mother was adopted so there is also an underlying sense of voids- the bonds never formed and a figurative ". . ." about the past and future.

Hand Typed. Typewriter.

Commissions available

A (sidelong) Glance 2015
A (sidelong) Glance 2015

Typewriter Print

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"Devoid" 2016
"Devoid" 2016

Typewriter Print (Minus Ink)

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"Too much tinder (Not enough kindling) 2016
"Too much tinder (Not enough kindling) 2016

A moire image inspired by prolific dating app users

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"Raining old wives"
"Raining old wives"

Amusing Welsh Translation Concrete Poem

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Op Art and Moire Works

The Beat Phenomenon

Using deliberate and precise mathematical manipulation, typed using an obsolete typewriter, Penny Alexander creates stunning text-based optical illusions. 
The effect created is known as the "moire effect" which frequently occurred during fax machine use and was considered a technical hiccup. The artist enjoys this idea of inconvenience and has refined the outcomes with precision. In this age of advancing technology, editing of images and extreme critical perception her concept feels particularly apt- since moire effects cause much confusion to cameras, rendering the effect not only devoid of purpose, formed using obsolete machinery, and also irrelevant to the image obsessed society in which we inhabit.