Greece and Rome: Roman Rooms
Partially excavated from the tufa, houses in Herculaneum and Pompeii are now carefully conserved and have become popular tourist destinations. Their empty rooms, once so full of life, are now preserved like objects in a museum. By focusing on the evidence of decay, on filled-in cracks, broken tesserae and faded paint, this set of collagraph prints explore the tensions inherent within modern efforts to halt the inevitable passage of time. Many of these prints were shown in my solo exhibition, 'Making History', at the Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology in 2018.
Greece and Rome: Cretan Excavations
Gortyn, the Roman capital of Crete, is now a mixture of archaeological trenches, fallen columns, ranks of olive trees and visitor signs and paths. In these pen and ink works, I have drawn on my own past experience as an archaeologist and archaeological illustrator to try and unite the scientific approach of archaeology with the evocative appeal of ancient sites that so enchants modern visitors. Many of these drawings were shown in my solo exhibition, 'Making History', at the Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology in 2018.