CORK STREET OPEN ART EXHIBITION until August 16th, which aims to :
* give emerging and established artists worldwide a chance to show in central London* raise money for charity, this year a project led by Crisis, a charity for homeless people
|Subterranea 3, Lino cut 21 x 28cm|
|Subterranea 1, Lino cut 100 x150 mm|
At first I didn't even see the animal in the bottom left hand corner. The artist has a passion for the natural world, rooted in her childhood in the countryside,. She writes 'I recently had a family of rats living in my garden in Walthamstow - one of whom I named Stumpy on account of his injured tail, and who served as my model for this series. I was rather sad when they disappeared a few weeks ago - possibly (I suspect) at the paws of one of the neighbourhood cats, who kindly left me one of their skulls. I am planning to use this in a future work!'
We have a rat's perspective too in Subterranea 1. This work was awarded the Printmaker Prize at the Cork Street Winter Exhibition in 2013 and the Derwent Award at the Patchings Exhibition in Nottingham 2013
|Enemy no 1 Lino cut 21 x 16 cm|
Lastly, the artist is interested in entymology. Here we have a ladybird poised on the edge of a web. The outlook is not very hopeful.