Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MA Degree Show 2014

Hello all,  there is just over one week to go before the Private View of our MA Degree show. I have been painting a lot too as I wanted to include some little 'specimen' paintings.. a sort of nod to the theme of entomology which is what my final project is all about.

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!


Katherine Kean said...

Beautiful, beautiful work Lynne. I wish I were in the vicinity to see! I especially enjoy the releasing aspect of your catch and release theme. Congratulations!

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Thank you Katherine. Really appreciate your lovely comment. I wish you were here too! Hoping to visit LA when I come back in the Fall.

Deborah Paris said...

Brava Lynne! Congratulations on completing your degree and an exceptional body of work. I am intrigued! My own work has taken a distinctly naturalist bent over the last few years and I see that continuing so this is a theme I am most delighted to see! Well done!

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Many thanks Deborah. It is has been some of my favourite three years so far. I shall miss it. Hoping to return as an alumni when in the UK.