Rhona Martin (she/her)
My work focuses on my surrounding environment and the experiences I have within it. My work often has roots in nature and repetitive processes, using materials and techniques which allow the creative process of the work to be an integral part of the finished piece. I use a variety of multimedia in my works, including a combination of physical practices like embroidery and casting, with digital practices like filmmaking and digital drawing, and also collaborative and interactive explorations, to create art which explores mine and others’ physical and emotional surroundings and environments, and conveys the thoughts and emotions that are produced through these processes.
A follow up to the “Connections” project. These stones were offered back out to students and staff at GSA to take wherever they like and send a picture and a piece of writing if willing. The images featured were all taken by anonymous participants who took the stones to various locations.
A Stone is Coming Home
A collaborative work where people were invited to squish balls of clay in their hands in order to leave an imprint. These shapes were then fired, glazed and a selection were cast in various materials including pewter and jesmonite. This work was an exploration into our response and changed perspectives of touch post-covid and ways we can make connections with each other through materials.