Mark’s work is concerned with capturing moments in time where breakdowns in human communication happen. It is narrative-led and he writes and makes images in various ways in order to illustrate particular incidents when things have different meanings from different personal viewpoints.
The bulk of Mark’s work is in the form of short stories with a darkly comical theme. He uses the letterpress process as a way of both being selective editorially and to lend the work a historical permanence. Mark uses found objects, such as pages from old books, as well as carefully selected objects and ephemera, which he alters for this purpose.
Mark has worked as an art teacher in special education for twelve years and his experiences there influence aspects of the themes that he explores within his practice. He is currently undertaking an MA in sequential design at Brighton University.