He has recently penned a book of poems, entitled Small Town Chase, accompanied by some lovely illustrations by Liverpool-based designer Low Coney.
Power and Coney are old friends, and Coney set about creating his works by ‘looking at what the author is trying to convey’, he says.
‘Small Town Chase is a collection of nostalgic coming of age adventures’, says Coney.
‘So I tried to capture that, for example, in the Gilroy Ponds image where I’ve pictured one of the poems protagonists strolling across a kind of deserted dreamscape.’
The final works have a nostalgic sense to them, with a collaged aesthetic that looks both carefully considered and spontaneous.
Coney goes about creating the pieces by drawing inspiration from vintage source materials, such as old books, magazine, photographs and record sleeves.
‘[I] take an analogue dive into the unknown – cutting, positioning, sticking – until a piece feels natural and communicates with me in some way’, he says.
‘I spend almost as much time searching for source materials as I do making the work. I’ve gathered a large archive of materials mainly from between 1950 – 1980 – as print from that period has a great quality to it, in terms of the colours and textures.’
The prints have been created in a limited-edition of 50, all signed by both Power and Coney, and are available for £15. For more information visit http://erbacce-press.webeden.co.uk/#/nick-power/4580563727