'Follyfoot I & II' by Alastair Keady
30+colour hand-pulled screen print with silver and bronze gilding,
720x1020mm / on 330gsm GF Smith Naturalis paper. Edition of 5, signed and numbered by the artist.
Available in original, integrated sheet layout as Follyfoot I & II (1020 x 720mm), or as discreet Follyfoot I (the reds and darks) and Follyfoot II (the blues and greens), at 700 x 500mm.
About the Project
There’s over fifteen inks in this piece, mostly in textures, and copper gilding. Each of the segments was cut out of paper by hand, and all textures are exposed from brushwork on tracing paper. It’s all hand-created, with the intent to make a screen print that had some qualities of a painting. Plenty of ‘drifting outside the lines’ by intent. Named Follyfoot as an homage to the classic kids TV series of the early ‘70s, but also as a nod to the outright impractical nature of working in this fashion. It took forever to complete.
About the Artist
Alastair is a graphic design graduate of NCAD and the Royal College of Art. He’s worked as a designer, and design educator, for far too long to dwell on. Interested in process and materiality in printmaking, he’s previously worked in letterpress, but returned to screen printing in 2017.
Often found devising an image-making technique, and then discovering ways to undermine, abuse, and subvert it. Loves a happy accident. Disinterested in rigorous adherence to consistency in a world of perfect reproduction. Which is convenient.
Frames can be purchased through Damn Fine Print in black, white and natural wooden finishes, here. Bespoke framing is also available. Please note framed orders must be collected from the store and can't be shipped.
Shipping and Returns
This print is sold unframed securely packaged in a cardboard tube, sent via An Post Standard Postage. For details on shipping and returns click here. Please note colours may vary between computer screens.