72 x 95 cm | 28 x 37 in
'Mautoki', is a photo etching on paper in a limited edition of 25.
Mautoki means 'A Time to Dance' in Japanese. This work is part of Ashmans 'Japanese Dancer' series. "The model, a deaf choreographer and dancer is dancing in an extempore style, without music, incorporating sign language into her movements. Each print of this series is slightly different as dark and light coloured inks are mixed by hand on the plate for each printing.
Artist shortlisted for the RA Summer Exhibition 2017.
Artist shortlisted for the RA Summer Exhibition 2017 & 2018 and selected for ING Discerning Eye 2018.
With an impressive resumé and critical acclaim, Margaret Ashman presents sophisticated photo etchings. Investigating the human figure and movement by using dancers as her subject she captures softness and energy in her photographs using a multi-layered approach and incorporating oriental imagery. Asian influences are evident in the simplicity and minimalism of these harmonious compositions. Soulful, sensitive and powerful work.