Amelioration
The act of changing society, for the better.

Applying a comparative aesthetic to collage, new and archive plates are used to produce unique composite prints. Resulting in an ongoing series of large scale unique etchings. They explore the structure and texture of printmaking and through the process of  layering and offset printing, the construction of the print itself.

The Amelioration Series take physical subjects as their basis, to represent the human presence and its legacy. Although conscious of the footprint of human impact Lawson is constantly aware of looking upwards, a neglected activity with our increasing fixation with our phones for direction and answers. The ever-increasing development above our eyeline, that which occurs outside of our consciousnes but which greatly impacts our wellbeing and ultimately our future existence. Lawson concentrates on subject matter that is typically neglected from artistic representation.

Reflected Cranes