Cropped Rothko

Cropped Rothko
Beermats, Print Festival Scotland, 2016

In an attempt to engage with Print Festival Scotland 2016, while living in a town with almost no printing facilities, the collective Working 9 – 5 (Joss Allen, Yvonne Billimore, Uist Corrigan, Rachael Disbury, Andrew Dunlop, Catrin Jeans, Sophie Lindsey, Fraser MacDonald and Stuart McAdam) produced a pubcrawl, ‘Drinking 5 – 9’, across the drinking venues of Huntly, featuring digitally printed beermats.

Cropped Rothko was made in homage to the first pub I went to in Huntly, The Royal Oak, who had a Rothko print charmingly hung in landscape orientation. I liked their disruption of supposed rules and decided to crop a Rothko, into a beermat.