Previous AA2A Artist

Dawn Badland

Artform:
I am developing a series of print based works which consider 18th and 19th century bird illustrations.
Year:
2009-10
Location:
Canterbury
Influences:
numerous and varied!
Email:
info@dawnbadland.com
Project summary:

The focus of my arts practice is centered on displacing factual information into new narratives, shifting the notion of value in order to invite the viewer to re-consider their position and relation to an object, text or artefact.  The research process is an important part of my practice and occurs through direct observation as well as reference to artefacts and documentation, largely in the field of natural science. My work explores the visual culture of nature and creates an opportunity to transform our perceptions and understanding of the natural world.  It produces multiple references through highlighting and distorting that which is normally perceived.

 

Through the use of print and other reproductive methods I am able to remove imagery from its original form, whether this is archival material or simply a photograph I may have taken. The outcomes create a vaguely familiar or recognisable idea, a sense, rather than direct replication. It is this ambiguity which holds interest for me in my practice. A sideways glance rather than a gaze, counter to the notion of scientific examination.

 

The focus of my arts practice is centered on displacing factual information into new narratives, shifting the notion of value in order to invite the viewer to re-consider their position and relation to an object, text or artefact.  The research process is an important part of my practice and occurs through direct observation as well as reference to artefacts and documentation, largely in the field of natural science. My work explores the visual culture of nature and creates an opportunity to transform our perceptions and understanding of the natural world.  It produces multiple references through highlighting and distorting that which is normally perceived.

 

Through the use of print and other reproductive methods I am able to remove imagery from its original form, whether this is archival material or simply a photograph I may have taken. The outcomes create a vaguely familiar or recognisable idea, a sense, rather than direct replication. It is this ambiguity which holds interest for me in my practice. A sideways glance rather than a gaze, counter to the notion of scientific examination.

 

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