Staunton is a linocut printmaker often using reduction and multi-block techniques. Their work explores themes of restriction and the implied position of the viewer, navigating boundaries, such as branches and objects obstructing the view or trapping the viewer. They open questions about the presence and placement of the viewer, whether they are withdrawing or looking upon a scene.
Staunton is influenced by landscapes in the areas they live across, in Suffolk, the Dordogne and London and uses these locations to seek out elements in nature, which serve to represent a boundary of restriction, and bring them together in imagined or constructed landscapes.
Winner of the St Cuthbert’s Mill Award (2023)