Hellbox to Haem:


The series of paintings explore the percussion of printing presses over time as the nature of blood was revised until eventually the structure of Haemoglobin was elucidated.

A hellbox is the place where damaged type was placed when it was no longer usable.

These paintings explore the repetition of printing presses with the structure of the Haem molecule at the centre of each painting – surrounding these structures are small impressions of broken type and registration markings.


The exhibition was part of the the Oxford Blood Conference:



The Blood Project

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