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Notes from the MA  in Multidisiplinary Printmaking

Sept 2017 - Over the next 18 months I will be posting news about my work and influences as I play, investigate and hopefully expand my practise, skills and boundries within the Multidisciplinary Printmaking MA.

1/10/2018

I am looking for ways to reproduce some of the objects inherited from my parents and am considering making a mask or some kind of body sculpture with them. Splice moulds were suggested as a way forward to to do this, I took along some of the ceramic Egyptian souvenirs...

1/10/2018

Restoration

In the final piece of the triptych I am communicating a better understanding of self. That through the emotional turmoil I have gained a better understanding of myself, who I am and what I want. The circle is closed to show healing and restoration, the gaps...

1/10/2018

Fall

In this drawing I am trying to express the point when I emotionally fell apart. I have always possessed a natural resilience and as a person was pretty happy to go with the flow of those around me. I gave birth to my daughter at 39 years of age, within the next 3 y...

1/10/2018

The Cut

This image is an expression of the emotional trauma a baby experiences when adopted. It is thought that, under two months old, a baby does not know it is a separate entity from it's mother, hens any permanent separation causes trauma to the child subconsciously....

12/29/2017

The idea behind this series came whilst completing my BA in 2015. I was trying to express myself emotionally and the transition I was experiencing in my late 40's, these being the physical changes that come with the Menopause and the loss of fertility. This was also wh...

In the first year of my BA I spent a lot of time in enameling building a metal wing which was in reference to my daughter. I don't think I was that pleased with the outcome, or possibly, pleased with the mark I received for it. Whatever the reason that was it for me an...

Lithography

There was a definite excitement walking back into Litho, both here and screenprint have always been where I feel most able to express my creativity. Maybe it's the way the process enables you to work in layers while keeping a strong sense of colour and form,...

As an adopted child I have spent much of my life as a Chameleon, blending to fit in with the world around me with a feeling of always being on the outskirts, belonging but not belonging. When much of one’s time is spent trying to fit in, too much time is spent thinking...

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