MA Fine Art
Early in my MA in Fine Art at NUA I explored human responses to times of threat, through the motif of Corvids, or birds of the crow family. This informed my successful submission to ‘Love Light Norwich’ in February 2022, with a narrative piece using light called, ‘Dark Bird.’
Works like ‘Cluster,’ draw on this iconography in a less representational way. This 3D piece incorporates bitumen and carborundum, both materials I use in printmaking, to replicate the surface of the printmaking plate or matrix.
Finding meaning through materiality and an in-depth examination of process led to an exploration of the printmaking plate itself, as an object portraying resilience and survival through its scarred and abraded surface.
I have been particularly influenced by Richard Serra’s drawings and the way in which substrate and material can become one. In subsequent work I extended my printmaking explorations to working on canvas, incorporating bitumen and collaged prints.
Towards the end of my Master’s, these experimental pieces comprised a collection of interconnected pieces related to printmaking and led to my own research into the contemporary printmaking context and the prevalence and role of experimental processes.
I have been a member of Sudbourne Park Printmakers since 2015 (https://www.sudbourneprintmakers.com) and have exhibited regularly with this group as well as independently in Suffolk and London.
I am also a member of Printmakers Council ( https://printmakerscouncil.com)
I have recently submitted a successful application to The Graduate Art Show 2022 (www.thegraduateartshow.global) which will take place in London in October.