SUE HUNT

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Statement

My interest is in a rigour of drawing combined with a strong abstract identity in terms of composition: this forms the basis of my work. Subject matter is revealed by a real connection with the materials themselves, the paint, the ink or drawing materials; this, and an interest in the quiet energy of botanical forms and motifs, has underpinned my work of late. I have recently started to explore, in a very new way, how film can be a tool for me.
My work is based on botanically inspired form. Through this focus I allow the media of what I am using, be it paint, drawing, etching, solar plate etching or, of late, my experiments with film, to play an equal part.
I don’t endeavour to imitate nature but to make work inspired by it, and through this, to communicate something of the spirit of life force coming into being.
The work is about life, birth, growth, development and fading towards extinction, which we share, as parallel eco residents, with the plant world.
Life can be brief, forceful, transient, fragile and diverse. These elements I recognize as becoming fundamental to my work, and it is the magnificence of this quiet reflected poignancy that I want to communicate.

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