Waitakere Printers Ink

We are a group of like-minded print enthusiasts from New Zealand.

Alicia Poultney

I don't set out to produce art about one subject or another. If I have made an image, well that's how I wanted it to be, hopefully it can speak for itself and what ever it says to the viewer it will be the right message because there isn't a wrong or right message. Each person takes something a little different from the same image and i'm happy with that. I am influenced by what i see and its what drives my work most of the time. "Its a reaction to something you see, and there are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few that will catch your heart.... pursue those!" 

The hand cut paper, which I love at the moment is where I find my calm. It is very relaxing for me to sit at hours at a time and hand cut paper into repeating patterns and motifs using a scalpel blade. Most people would find this very tedious and say I was crazy but its very enjoyable for me. I start one pattern with an idea how I think it will look at the end, but most times it has changed direction half way through cutting. Shadowing also plays a part how the pattern can look, it creates more pattern in shadow along side what has already been cut out.

You can contact me via the contact page on this website or view my work on Instagram.