“During the pandemic I created a new series of transfer prints exploring the figure in response to the ‘new normal’ of self isolation and social distancing. Like so many people I have felt the creeping effects of this ongoing situation. The call to modify our behaviour and the closure of so many opportunities to interact with other people has lead to a widespread increase in mental health issues. Without the healing effect of others, loneliness and disconnection have left many of us feeling more isolated than ever.
The works were made using photocopy transfer on collage, a process I was able to do from home during lockdown. They are based on photographs taken in collaboration with a friend, Marega Palser, a dancer and performance artist. This project represents a new direction for me in my own artistic journey and is only the start of more creative work to come.
The series was self initiated as a way of progressing previous work that explores the figure combined with objects and pattern, but the initial idea came from a proposal for a group exhibition that was ultimately unsuccessful. (I found myself so excited by my own proposal that I decided to do it anyway!) The figure is composed to explicitly acknowledge the boundaries of the image but ultimately she is not trapped. She inhabits the space as her own.”
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“Inevitably we make a small world in the midst of a big one. For a small world is all we know how to make” Rose Tremain
Small World is an installation on a tree at the top of Stow Hill in Newport. The artwork was made using disperse dyes on nylon fabric and is intended to be a meditation on the ever increasing build up of consumer waste in the world. How can we make a difference locally to make a difference globally?
This has been installed today and will be part of Newport’s Art on the Hill weekend of art exhibits around the city.
Next time you are in Cardiff Centre please take the time to visit Waterloo Tea Rooms in The Wyndham Arcade. My Exhibition of Mono-type prints based on the landscape of South Wales will be showing there until 4th November. They also do a mean cup of coffee!
My latest works are all made using the technique of monotype, whereby inks are manipulated with roller, brush and solvents and printed in layers onto high quality paper. As such each print is unique and as much akin to painting as to printmaking, offering me the freedom and immediacy to improvise and explore the expressive potential of the medium.