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– Joan Hornett, 2013

Joan Hornett

MA Fine Art

The active core of my practice stems from a need to respond to a sense of touch, to an awareness of contour and form. This is inherent in making, evidenced in the immediacy of drawing and the tactile possession of made objects. Situated within a wider context exploring dualities of dynamics and stasis where the finality of spent action is juxtaposed with the potential energy of inaction, my interests occupy a space between movement and stillness, between organic growth and the inevitability of decay.

Working within the context of contemporary drawing my work explores the nature of handmade paper and considers its potential as an active drawing force rather than a substrate. Withered stems and leaves from local weeds and plants are resurrected as paper whose return to the landscape becomes a visual intervention, a drawing with parameters of time and space, movement and stillness. There is a sense of becoming one with the landscape through intimate and tactile involvement in the processes of gathering, making and returning, a cycle which mimics yet intervenes with that of the natural world.

Photograph

– Joan Hornett, 2013

Photograph

– Joan Hornett, 2013