The Hoboken Weddings (Bums and Brides)
Chris Orr started making prints in his twenties, and discovered the power of the multiple to communicate. Lithography was a slow starter, but after a difficult apprenticeship he began to revel in its freedom.
Printmaking is a way of taking his thoughts into a published public domain. The relationship between printmaking and books is very strong. The print is like a page and in much of his printed output there is a hidden text. He invites people to ‘read’ his work as well as look at it.