Eve McShannon (she/they)
My practice is rooted in drawings. I make etchings and paintings which grow from these drawings. When making, I situate the gendered body within landscapes, using the language of faerie tales to depict moments of transition, as the lines between bodies and their environment become blurred. I draw on a theme which recurs across many traditions: that the ability to shape change is a reward for acts of good. In my paintings I use water-based media, which lends itself to depicting this fluidity, creating ambiguous boundaries among drawn lines. The work is site-specific in that it belongs to the Scottish landscape, primarily because this is the only landscape I have intimately known. When making, I reflect on the generational feeling of the natural world as something distant and fragile, and incorporate this into the way the figures treat their space.
A Triptych of Changing
Etching on Somerset Buff, 35x44cm