Ciara Phillips uses printmaking as a way to instigate discussion around current social and political concerns. Her works combine the bold graphic language of printed forms of public address (such as informational posters and billboards) with more intimate visual imagery, including photographs taken by Phillips of her everyday surroundings. In the series Things I associate with you, these include photographs of a water-bottle sitting in her studio and her kitchen light-fittings. Each black and white image in the series has been printed onto canvas removed from its frame. Recently, Phillips has been engaged in a strand of thought about language and the representation of women. She explains that ‘I have an interest in processes of making that have existed as secondary or peripheral kinds of making … outside the main act of painting and sculpture.’ In one of the prints, a woven woollen blanket has been incorporated into the otherwise two dimensional display.
- Artwork Details: 87 x 66.5cm
- Material description: Screenprint on un-stretched canvas with canvas appliqué
- Credit line: © the artist
- Medium: Print
- Accession number: ACC4/2016