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artist-in-residence 2010-2011

SHONA MACPHERSON


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  • SHONA MACPHERSON - UNITED KINGDOM
  • SHONA MACPHERSON - UK - PROCESS
  • SHONA MACPHERSON - UK - EXHIBITION BETWEEN SHORELINES

  • My project proposal for a one-month stay in Finland will be centered around the opportunity to experience the unique landscape and climate of the area. From what I understand about Finland I have a sense that the specific qualities of northern light, and the experience of the landscape, will be fascinating for me in my investigations of light, space and water and its relationship to drawing.

    The way in which the landscape is made up of thousands of lakes, islands and rivers will give me a perfect opportunity to build on my artistic practice in which I have investigated the interplay of light and water.

    Through my practice I have been exploring ways of mapping a natural trace or imprint. I want to build upon my ideas from current work and try engage further with these contradictory ideas of creating an imprint of the immaterial. I will use graphite, silverpoint, pigment and watercolor mainly to make work mapping the rhythms present in the atmosphere, the landscape and the seascape. These drawings will lead into more sculptural installations using real light and water to further explore their possibilities of mark making. I want to create an environment for the viewer in which the natural rhythms present in the atmosphere, and within ourselves, is integrated. I will also use film to record the passage of time through the change of light and water in rivers and the sea.

    I believe an intense period of research at this critical point in my career will enrich and enhance my practice. Having been researching and gathering inspiration from the elements and the natural world during my time at university, it seems the right time for me to collate my ideas and experiences in an authentic rural environment. It will be provide a broad foundation for the development of my artistic practice after graduating from art school and moving into the wider artistic community. During my time in Finland I will continue to update my blog, which already has a wide readership. This will track and record my development during the month stay in Finland. On my return to the United Kingdom, I will put together an exhibition of the work made while in Finland.

    Installation -Between Us and This -

    Untitled - ink drawing -

    Installation - Between Us and This -

    Installation Degree Show - room

    Installation Degree Show



    all images©2011-shona macpherson


    Visit also the website of Shona MacPherson.

    Arts Council Finland
    AllaprimA foundation the Netherlands
    AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry





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