I have been late sharing the end of year show as i have been busy taking my work straight to a second exhibition; the pop up shop in Camborne.
When i was given my empty exhibition space it felt huge and daunting, then i realised it wasnt big enough! However i was really happy with the display and the end of year show was great. I had some great feedback in person and by email.
My work was mixed media painting and textiles. My exhibition statement read:
My work is inspired by the quote ‘to make visual how the world touches us’ (Merleau-Ponty, 1993).
The connection I have with my surroundings is an important element in my interdisciplinary practice; in particular nature helps me to clarify my thoughts, having a calming and meditative effect on myself. This is then continued further in the process of making and interpreting my experiences.
Using melancholy, nostalgia, feelings and thoughts explored through places used as self-reflection and contemplation. I use the process of walking and being aware of and responding to my surroundings, recording my emotional response and observations.
In the studio I begin to translate these thoughts into my own aesthetic language using textiles, print, paint and stitch to develop 2D and 3D pieces of art.
Here is the work i can finally share, if you would like to know more you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org or come into the pop up shop. More images of my work will be available on my website soon and exhibited at the Trereife Design fair in August!