The Letterpress Tray 

Mixed media. Watercolour pencil on paper. 

51 X 58cm 


A letterpress drawer is a thin wooden tray with compartments. These drawers were part of a larger printing cabinet that were common in the 15th & 19th centuries. The small section store letter stamps or ‘sorts’ that were used in a printing press for relief printing. 


I have repurposed this tray filling the compartments with small watercolour and graphite images depicting servicemen/women/artists from across the wars. One horizontal section is a cut up copy of the recording of the final minute in WW1 10:59-11am 11/11/1918. Others are filled with equipment, symbols and more.