For the last 14 years Irene Graham has lived in the world of the domestic. The monotony, the repetition, the routine, the constant nature of the home. Printmaking is her way of processing this. The imagery she uses is a reflection of her life as a homemaker.
Focusing on the everyday: cups, shoes, children’s toys. She assesses these intimate objects and the quiet but integral relationships that happen within the family - how our relationships with one another, and our relationships with these objects change and develop. This is a recurring narrative.
Working with either etching or drypoint, Irene embraces the loose sense of line and fluidity that they allow, often offsetting this with the solidity and darkness of aquatint or carborundum.
The focus on these objects and what they say to us and about us is a constant process.