Catherine Ade Somerset, United Kingdom
My work is means to reveal my experiences of the people and relationships that surround me and the internal monologue I construct to recount and adsorb them. I am interested in how I can create new scenes, sometimes combining the drawn mark with a photographic image, to play with image making that moves between the conscious and the unconscious. The loss of being present in the moment of everyday rush. What Virginia Woolf called ‘moments of being’.
I predominantly use the labour intensive process of lithography as a means to stop and record an unimportant everyday moment; to forever record one of those ordinary moments from people just living their lives quietly. During my Masters, I was able to focus the practical elements of the course to study stone lithography, and used the process to realise compositions by drawing directly on to the lithographic stone.
Since completing the MA in 2014 I began working as a collaborative lithographic printmaker at The Curwen Studio, London. I have gained a wealth of experience making collaborative lithographs with artists. The role demands exceptionally high standards and close attention to detail. Gaining improved technical abilities has fed directly into my own practice and I have been able to explore how to use these skills within my own lithographs.