Previously shown in
Warp, weft, stitch, thread 2021
Find, make 2021
Earth materials 2023
Jane Ponsford is an artist who works primarily with paper, finding inspiration in the repetitive processes involved in transforming fibres into paper-pulp with which she makes her constructions. Currently she is particularly interested in materiality and process in response to place and she begins much of her work by collecting dust and materials connected with specific locations.
“How better to know a place than to know the earth of a place?”
'I am very occupied with materiality and process in response to place and in working with the materials of particular settings and landscapes, the chalk and clay and silt and the traces that they leave. Much of my work involves walking to collect traces from particular spaces or landscapes to build into my paper. While the processes of papermaking are central to my work, the starting point is often based on collections of dust and materials connected with specific locations. The pieces I am showing as part of this exhibition can be seen as building a table of elements from landscapes that are hugely important to me'.
Jane is a member of IAPMA, the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists. She exhibits nationally and has developed her current practice through residencies in response to the landscape.
Key words to describe her approach: respond, trace, collect, accumulate, mark.
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