These two 'Mast heads' were on loan for a few years from Alex Fletcher. I imagine they were set up in the appropriate newspaper presses and used for at least 20 years for every newspaper printed at that time. 1900 - 1950?
Allison and I were invited to Te Papa by Evelyn to enjoy the wonderful dancing by professional dances from Mexico. Evelyn and our son Paul married 4 months ago so we now find ourselves interested in Mexican culture. The marae where the dancing took place was designed by our friend Cliff Whiting. I print Cliffs lino carvings and exhibit his work.
Married to Allison for 45 years, 3 sons, David, Russell and Paul. I have been primary school teaching in New Zealand for 32 years and for the last 11 years have been developing a Book Art Studio, Library, Art Gallery and substantial warehouse of printmaking equipment and materials. We have a Letterpress Printing and Bookbinding Museum that is a working collection. I have invented an A4 relief printing press and an A3 hydraulic printing press that I manufacture and sell throughout New Zealand with sales into 5 countries overseas. Allison and I have written, illustrated, set, printed, bound and published over 100 titles of artist books.