Evelyn Polk joins us as Guest Member for November, December and January. You can visit Evelyn in her studio upstairs at designermakers21 Thursdays to Saturdays 10am-5pm.
“I graduated from the Cambridge school of Art with a first class honours degree in Fine Art/Printmaking and have exhibited at numerous exhibitions nationally. I’m a full time artist and work in my studio at home at the top of my garden in Bury St Edmunds. I taught Art & Design, Photography at secondary school level for thirteen years and I now teach Printmaking classes and courses in my studio (Bury St Edmunds Print Workshop)
My work is centred around the found object, but this also overlaps with notions of excavation and the land. Acting like a mediator, selecting and presenting items for the consideration of the viewer. The process of how I work is dictated by the objects/materials/shapes I find and this is where I find inspiration which informs the journey of creating, abstracting forms and shapes. Museums are a strong influence as museums can live in our drawers, cupboards and imaginations, awaiting their moment of arrival. Printmaking is a prominent factor in my work which is often thought to be a very traditional medium but I try to push the boundaries of printmaking to a new refreshing approach. This discipline is sometimes collaged and mixed with painting/drawing/sewing/assemblage. The desire to truly understand our relationship with objects through a cross disciplinary approach is my focus as an artist.”
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