Talk: Rebecca Jewell & Sandy Ross Sykes - Drawing Inspiration from Natural History
Eye to Pencil
with Rebecca Jewell & Sandy Ross Sykes
Eye to Pencil Studio
Both artists work with found and preserved flora and fauna, using a variety of drawn, painted and printed materials. They often take the approach of drawing from a ‘nature table' using their exceptional collection of specimens from nature.
Rebecca and Sandy will give an illustrated
talk, in turn describing their own development and use of drawing in
their art practice. Whilst at the RCA Rebecca made detailed drawings of
feather artefacts and bird specimens, but in recent years she has
perfected a technique for printing images onto feathers and these she
makes into artefacts – headdresses, capes and mixed-media installations. Jewell’s most recent work aims to highlight the problem of illegal
hunting of millions of birds in the Mediterranean, and the threat of
extinction to many bird species due to climate change and the depletion
Sandy started her art career as a
sculptor and believes that the making of wire armatures proved to be
fundamental to the development of her drawing skills. As an artist she
looks for the underlying structure or drawing on which a Work of Art
'hangs’. Sandy will show examples of her work which demonstrate how
drawing is central to its formation.
Both artists will also discuss
their involvement with conservation which links directly to the Creating
a Nature Tableau workshop they will be holding on Wednesday 17th
WHOThis talk will suit architects, designers, engineers, artists, and students and professionals from the creative industries who would like to improve their drawing skills and their understanding of the potential drawing has as a medium.
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The studio is on the 1st Floor and only accessible via stairs.