56 x 76 cm | 22 x 29 in
Original painted collage, varnished and presented in an aluminium frame. Emulsion and ink on watercolour paper and board.
"This current body of work is informed by the natural world and forces such as tidal, gravitational, seasonal and chronological.
I walk most days along the coastline near my studio and document the changing horizon. I'm interested in how natural environments effect the psychology of human beings and the rituals we invent in order to interact with the natural world."
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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.