"This print was intended as the first in a series of prints to be titled' Basic Vocabulary'. The series was to explore the descriptive similarities between common place objects and the chinese character(s) for that object.
Basic Vocabulary (I) - Teapot by David Barker
In this case the right hand character 'hu' or 'pot' appears to be the perfect pictogram for a pot, clearly showing the handle, lid and spout. The left hand character 'cha' or 'tea' defines the pot as a 'teapot'.
Due to the pressure on time the remainder of the series did not develop beyond the drawing stage. A second edition of the print was published by Daler-Rowney Ltd. In 1995 to celebrate the launch of their 'system 3 ' water-soluble screen printing inks and was allied to the production of a video by school staff to support the launch of the range of inks and allied products in Europe. Copies of the print were placed in the offices of Daler-Rowney agents throughout Europe.''
|Artwork type:||original print|
|Style/Period:||traditional / contemporary|
|Material:||water-based inks on paper|
|Measurements:||690 x 440 mm|
|Rights owner:||David Barker|
|Rights status:||UK HE use only|
|Institution:||University of Ulster|
|Notes:||The artwork is currently included University of Ulster exhibition 30 Years of the Printmaking Workshop, world tour 2001/ 2002 / 2003 with venues in China, Japan and United States of America|