curator and artist
Treating line as object, Fiona's work blurs boundaries of drawing, sculpture and installation. At the root is the notion of interconnectedness throughout nature, life’s cyclical persistence and transformation. Environmental concerns about human exploitation of nature and over-consumption inform the content. Her use of recycled and found materials relates to our relationship with matter, nature, and ourselves.
Materiality and process are central to her practice; the work is hand-made and labour-intensive. Collecting and transforming materials, there is a cathartic attempt to repair.
Fiona's work embraces community engagement. In 2015 she was awarded ACE funding for step in stone: site-specific artscapes in Mendip quarries with 14 international artists, linking culture, community and environment. As an art educator for over 25 years, she runs workshops for all ages. Fiona has an MA in Fine Art from Bath Spa University and recently gained a Royal Society of Sculptors Gilbert Bayes award ’19.
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