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Printmaker of the Month, September 2017

We’re created a space in the LPW Studio which can be booked by members to test out new ideas and exhibit final work, work in progress or any research or ideas.

The current exhibition in the space is a collection of work in progress by LPW artist Claire Morris Wright.

Claire Morris Wright, The Hedge Project

Through this project I aim to create new art works based on a hedge in my village. For some time, I have been exploring the symbolism and imagery of hedges as borders, boundaries, edges and horizons. This work will reflect a seasonal, symbolic and personal story, focusing on intricate and complex habitats and emotions that exist within the hedge.

I will be celebrating the visual story of my relationship with the hedge by exhibiting the artwork produced in three galleries across the Midlands in 2018. Alongside each exhibition there will be education workshops where we will look at our own relationships with borders, edges and boundaries as transferable symbols from rural to urban environments.

The work on display is work in progress, and comprises drypoint etchings, each print made by overlaying multiple prints from multiple plates. Sometimes combined with monoprinted lichen ink, I’ve also been using indian ink.

The Hedge Project is an Arts Council England funded project running from 2016-2019.

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