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Lois Karen Meiklejohn

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Artwork for Lois Karen Meiklejohn

Excipiant (Seep) Inspired by textile pollution. Concrete, textiles, coal and metal.

Incendit (Burnt) Inspired by textile pollution. Concrete sculptures

Anthropocene. From Coral Bleaching series

Anthropocene. From Coral Bleaching series

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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My work was initially inspired by research around coral bleaching and the effects of the Anthropocene upon marine life. By examining the purpose of fluorescent pigments in corals and their fight for survival, I started using fluorescent fabric as a metaphor for stress. I began wrapping and shrouding the landscape in the context of grieving and loss, healing and repair. Textiles themselves are a big polluter and I use fabric to drape in different landscapes, representing other factors contributing to global warming and pollution. My sculptures are a response to these photographic images. They are representative of core samples of the future.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being creative and making things has been something I have always done. It is part of my being. Without being creative I'm not sure what I would do with my time. I have only recently started to refer to myself as an "artist" as my work now contains more meaning and attempts to share a message or narrative, rather than being purely visual in content.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a creative practitioner and have been running creative arts workshops for schools and community groups for the past 25 years. I have recently starting creating my own art work and see myself as an emerging visual artist.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

Running workshops for schools and community groups.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Community exhibitions include:
Berrington Hall - Waste to Waist
Berrington Hall - Courting the Crinoline
Hereford Art Gallery - Spun gold

Venues Description: 
Old Mayors Parlour
Venues Confirmed: 
Yes

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