Printmaker, Video Artist, Writer and Photographer
My current practice brings together the hand crafting of printmaking and my digital video work from virtual worlds and online places. The basis is the creativity of Second Life, where my name is Tizzy Canucci.
The two methods have commonalities, for example in the layering of colour, and of collage and montage. But it also has differences. The digital is based on light and screens, but printmaking works with ink, pigment and paper. This difference leads to new choices, a reinterpretation and translation, which leads to different virtual effects and meanings. But this reflects how I see the visual arts as connected and interacting, and that the division between the digital and the ‘analogue’ is unproductive and untruthful.
Early in 2021 I was awarded a PhD in Contemporary Art at Lancaster University – there is more detail in my Research Profile. Practice based, it included my video, images, printmaking and writing. I am particularly interested in connecting literary theory and translation, as human forms of communication, with visual theory and ethnography. This draws on my previous research and work on food writing.
I was winner of the International Visual Sociology Association’s Rieger Dissertation/Thesis Award 2021, for my doctoral thesis (Falling between Worlds) and associated video artwork. ‘The Awards Committee were very impressed by your creative and innovative work’.
In 2001, I set up a business on local food traditions, based on community cookbooks and social history. It started with a range of postcards featuring local and traditional recipes covering the north of England. This led to two books: The Lake District and Cumbria in Recipes and Photographs and Yorkshire: In Recipes and Photographs. They contain my own research, writing and photography. The Lake District edition is still in print and available directly from this website, or through my business, Dane Stone Publishing, and are also available wholesale to businesses.
More information on my writing can be found on my Author Profile at the Society of Authors.