30 x 42 cm | 11 x 16 in
'Orient', original artwork in pencil, watercolour and collage. "During my studio residency at Portsmouth Grammar School I became fascinated by the vessel as an object and symbol. Flattened and simplified the boat began to take the shape of a bowl. My mind wandered back to the days of our colonising empire and the links between the 'boat' and 'filling our bowls'."
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For Joanne Hummel-Newell, mark making and its deviation from cognitive processes can create a candid outcome. It is a particularly generous enterprise, as Hummell- Newell allows the space in her work for found artefacts, bearing the traces of another’s hand. An array of references, a near synaesthesiac grasp on the world and a multitude of conceptual interests cohere in these elegant and minimalist compositions brimming with energy.