Millie Dowsing

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Commonly people like to capture their memories with photographs. I like to capture my memories of a place through painting and drawing.

I like to paint directly onto a loose canvas material so I can paint, sew and attach images onto it. I use a transfer medium to add images onto the fabric. I sew into areas of the painting to create textures that replicate bark and foliage, to allow the participant to trigger a memory using touch.
Over regular intervals I drew 25 images in the woods using a black ink pen, and then painted in the studio from these drawings. My final piece consists of an amalgamation of drawings with photographs of the woods I had previously taken. I used acrylic paint, black Indian ink, fabric dye, pieces of additional fabric and images that I transferred onto the fabric. I repeated the images to replicate the feeling of only remembering particular parts of a place.

In summary, my work is about how you can piece together a variation of collated information to create a representation of a memory of a place.

My work is about how you can piece together a variation of collated information to create a representation of a memory of a place. I use photographs, drawings, sounds, rubbings and material I find in the wood to inspire my paintings.
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Millie Dowsing

BA (Hons) Fine Art

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