Shellac is a process experiment, in which the colour work and the line work are separated into two distinct fields, and worked on separately, and quite distinctly from each other. I have a real interest in the idea of generating errors, mistakes and chance happenings, all things which the digital tool set is largely designed to avoid, and to some extent therefore become things to be cherished more highly. Was it Bruce Man who said cherish your mistakes, it’s an old Zen idea I think, although of course it’s becomes a thought that's entirely subverted if you set out to create deliberate errors. There’s an interesting tension there I think. By separating the tonal work of the drawing from the colour work, I was hoping to find something more random, more exciting, more overtly liquid, more subconscious, than the more traditional technique of working out the colour and the line work in tandem allows for. Shellac therefore is really an experiment in what can be produced when a lot of the traditional rules for composition and production are discarded in favour of a more experimental approach.