Encompass Collective are a group of artists based in the North of England,working across a wide range disciplines.'Encompass' are committed to opening challenging lines of enquiry in visual culture.As exhibiting Artists, 'Encompass' are dedicated to the investigation of alternative platforms and curatorial strategies for display of contemporary art,building new infrastructures and brokering new partnerships throughout the region and beyond.
Friday, 13 April 2012
These paintings explore women’s sub-conscious programming, fundamental beliefs, thoughts and feelings and question values such as; ‘Is womanliness purely about motherhood, the physical and sexual or does it also encompass the spirit and soul?’
“We believed what you told us and how you behaved; through generations of our sisterhood we encompassed and reflected our beauty, function and worth through your eyes. At this crossroads, raising our sub- conscious from slumber, we realise and exchange our truths for your lies”
My paintings seek to embrace all aspects of womanhood and aim to aid the viewer in seeing them on their personal journey into a deeper recognition and understanding of self.
The Lilly Pond 5ft x 5ft
Grounded working red earth I have you boxed and contained in wisdom beyond this place