Dangerfork presents Lucidlines debut solo exhibition,
this Thursday the 25th of February 2016.
[ flora · fauna ] features ten original works in Caitlin Thomas’ signature, delicate and illustrative style. The pieces are wood burnt in a technique that reflects her other medium, tattooing.
Together with Dangerfork, two sets of silk-screened print collections from her original line drawings will be available for the first time. These print collections, wrapped in a hand stamped origami tissue print, are limited to 100 editions.
To view catalogue click here
[ fauna ]
[ flora ]
“The science behind the process [of tattoos as a medium] and the idea of being able to carry art around with you and transform your appearance has always intrigued me,” says 25-year-old artist Caitlin Thomas aka @lucidlines. After studying graphic design, Caitlin went on to pursue illustration and the visual arts before taking an apprenticeship at a tattoo studio in Adelaide, South Australia.
Caitlin is equally passionate about music, playing the drums in bands and writing music with friends. “Leading a double life has proven to be a tiring venture with a newfound respect for days off,” she muses. When applying for jobs, Caitlin showcased the drums she worked on with a wood-burning tool as an example of her steady line work.
Caitlin describes her style as “minimalism” and her technique is inspired by 18th and 19th century line engravings — the idea of grasping a concept or image using its basic form. “I am hoping to help create a new movement (of tattooing) that promotes the idea that less is more,” she says. “I do enjoy and respect the extremely detailed and colourful style of tattooing, but I just can’t deny the satisfaction of successfully portraying an image based only on line work, a single shade of ink and making use of the natural skin colour that people bring in themselves.”