Andrea Robinson takes family histories, memories and artefacts as a starting point - birds are often present (if unseen) in her prints, artists’ books and installations.
“I work in series to create visual narratives and to tell half-remembered stories that stem from the places where my family have settled or the places they have passed through. My prints combine a range of screen print techniques, including print-collage, photo-stencil and hand painted mono print, and incorporate maps, found images, hand drawn elements and family photographs - they represent a nostalgia for a time I can no longer ask about.”
Red Boat and Tides are all part of an on-going print project called To the Sea. These screen prints, based on Robinson’s own photographs, consider the spaces, light, colour and architecture of our coastlines and the visual iconography of vintage tide tables and calendars.