Hebden Bridge 2010 Winter Open Studios is nearly here

My entry for the ‘Matryoshka‘ exhibition at Northlight Art Studios, as part of Hebden Bridge 2010 Winter Open Studios this weekend – 4th and 5th December, 11am – 5pm each day.  Artists will be opening their studios, and you can buy original art direct from the artists.   Fantastic original Christmas gifts for those people who’ve already got everything.  There will also be mince pies and hot refreshments in case you get hungry and thirsty…

'To Decorate'

'To Decorate' - collage and transfer on matryoshka doll

Part of my work explores dressing up and playing with dolls, and with this piece I have used images of a child playing at ‘being mummy’; dressing up, posing for the camera, pushing a teddy around in a cart.  These are layered over collaged fragments of ephemera such as recipes, fashion shots and marketing textbook chapters which can be glimpsed beneath the surface.  Their messages are subtle, but their substance creates a landscape.

This piece will be for sale at £100.