Cameron Fraser and Karl Mono
The collaborative prints were done with an artist friend Karl Ghattas, in London and Barcelona. The collaborative work began after a conversation with Karl on the phone. He said he had an idea for a print of a an end grain of timber with the spirals overprinted a number of times. Thinking about it, I went for a walk on the beach in Sheerness where I was living and found the perfect piece of drift wood. The results can be seen in Abolorius. From then on we made a variety of prints with Karl having ideas and me putting them into printed form.
After a 10 year battle with a damaged heart, unfortunately he died last year of a heart attack.
As with all Karl's metal plate stele we made a print. Karl's last art work was a large plate, it is unfinished. I have made a print of it and called it The Poet, as his last words on the plate are, ¨The artist is dead long live the poet¨
Karl spent the last years of his life writing poetry.