I am compelled to make things.

My practice encompasses using objects and materials from every day life.

I am attracted to using things that are already imbued with their own history before I make a mark on them. I believe these objects and materials hold onto elemental details of where they they come from and I am interested in channeling that past energy inherent in them. In an age of so much waste I also find the idea of re purposing or to re-imagine and give further life to used and discarded materials my way of “doing my bit” for the environment.

The result is sculpture,installations, drawings and paintings using materials as varied as soot, ash, tar, furniture, ladders, carpets and textiles .  (read more about Jan Blythe)

Jan Blythe, Artist