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Matty, Age 18

  • Print
  • Lino print in oil based ink, on paper with acrylic paint.
  • A3 portrait

The making of this piece was inspired by spending more time outside observing and appreciating plants and nature, due to lockdown. I find the patterns that plants create really beautiful and quite remarkable, so I made this piece about botanical patterns. Additionally, I wanted to explore ideas about space, and how we attach meaning to place. Throughout lockdowns, as my associations and feelings towards home changed, I gradually spent more and more time outside, and the distinction between what is traditionally ‘inside’ or ‘outside’ began to blur. Objects and activities that used to be inside started to be moved outside, to create a new space with a new meaning. I think this probably happened for a lot of people, hence, I wanted to explore this idea through art.