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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    2009 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Faure Walker, James, born 1948 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Digital inkjet print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by James Faure Walker

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DA, shelf 5, box Digital Art

This is a sketch or preparatory print by James Faure Walker.

James Faure Walker (born 1948, London) is a London based researcher, artist and writer who combines drawing, painting and photography with digital technologies. He has been combining computer graphics with painting since 1988, working with both physical and digital paint. Photography is an important element of Faure Walker's practice and he uses his digital camera in a snapshot photography style for the means of collecting the 'everyday' he encounters. These photographic elements within a painting give a glimpse of the 'real world' in contrast to the otherwise abstract geometric patterns.

From the mid-seventies he has engaged in art-criticism and in 1976 he co-founded the journal Artscribe, which he edited up until 1983. He is the author of 'Painting the Digital River: how an artist learned to love the computer', published by Prentice Hall in 2006.

Physical description

This preparatory digital inkjet print combines a partial image of the artist's studio with layers of digitised drawing and painting. In the centre of the image a page of botanical illustrations depicts some 19 specimens of different corollas of flowers, numbered 1 to 19. On top of the page is inscribed 'Corolla', at the bottom left is inscribed Vol 4.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


2009 (made)


Faure Walker, James, born 1948 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Digital inkjet print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed / printed on top of the page from the botany book.

'Vol 4'
Inscribed / printed at the bottom left corner of the page from the botany book.


Width: 49.5 cm, Height: 43 cm

Object history note

Exhibited in:
Transformations: Digital Prints from the V&A collection
Wednesday 18 April – Thursday 13 September 2012
Great Western Hospital, Swindon

Descriptive line

Preparatory digital colour inkjet print, by James Faure Walker, Great Britain, 2009


Paper; Ink


Photography; Layering; Digital imaging; Digital inkjet printing

Subjects depicted

Corolla; Artist's studio


Prints; Computer Art


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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