Scott Jaffrey (l)
The chosen substance of work interpreters the foundations of a ship that I hold dear to myself, the ship is the Carrick. The reason I have selected this as my subject matter is due to the bond and relation for oneself to have for another, when I was younger I grew up near Irvine harbor next to the Maritime Museum and there is always one ship left to bear on the drydock which was the Carrick. I have seen every time I went to the sea then one day disappeared, it brought me down and fell there was something missing which gave me the inspiration to fill this void.
During my practice I have mainly focused on screen printing, I have tried to unroll a better understanding of this process through my practice. I’ve done this by using the squeegee as my brush and the paper as a canvas, as pain especially the screen, and encouraging randomization of the pain to go freely making defects or marks. I did this because it brought on the surface of the paper and texturized the boundaries of the landscape that is created. The screen prints fill the void of a place that is not here nor there but something in between that conceives the surrounds of reality but also the confusion of imagination as each wash is applied it unearths a trapped layer from the next.
I am so excited about the build-up to the degree show, and now it is here. All the hard work from our whole year has definitely paid off. If you have doubts or questions regarding anything, please just ask. I am happy to help, you can find my space on the fourth floor of the stow building (space 11) where I should be for the degree show open days, and can contact me by email or Instagram