The final project reflects my conflicted feelings inspired by the Victorian obsession with science and nature and their desire to harness and categorise it. Elements of capture and release whilst simultaneously enjoying the opportunity to observe in great detail have informed this body of work. I have played with scale, employing various intaglio techniques to create an installation of beetles escaping from their entomological cases back to the environment, whilst simultaneously playing with microscopic elements which would not be possible without their capture.
I am so looking forward to September 4th. So much hard work has gone into all our work. It will be sad when it is all over, but I do need to get back to a more normal life!!
Please come if you are in the vicinity!
Here are a couple of images from the show.
|Two plate etching - 7 cm x 7 cm|
|Stow cum Quy - specimen painting 10 x 10 cm|
|Beetle box - etchings, on photo polymer prints from original photographs.|
That's all for now... see you at the show!