Following a first degree in Loughborough (2002-2005) JONI SMITH went on to complete an MA at Norwich University of the Arts (2007) achieving a distinction in Textile Culture. Joni enhances and re-imagines the perceptual mapping out of a landscape on paper, playfully using collage and cutting techniques to create new associations between different map locations. Impeccably handcrafted, Smiths work encompasses drawing, paper cutting, painting installation and sculpture.
JONI SMITH: KNOT MAP NO.3 – WELLS (detail below)
Paper Cut with with ‘slipped sheet bend’ sailors knot (2019).
Framed 35 x 3 x 48cm £575
RUTH HOWES studied Fine Art, specialising in Sculpture on the respected course at Norwich School of Art graduating with First Class honours in 2000. Her paper-cut work has initiated a wide range of commissioned work from window design to large scale pictorial 'life maps' and alphabetised series of her paper cut work.
These paper cuts are made with an absolute economy of materials and indeed, by an intricate cutting process, even further diminishes the paper she works with; though the results are finely detailed and deftly finished. Enthused by Norfolk’s rich mix of architecture and a further exploration of the floor plans of extraordinary buildings (domestic and international), there is representation and abstraction in this new work of extraordinary ‘power houses’ and their human connections.
RUTH HOWES: HOUGHTON HALL (detail below)
Hand cut paper artwork showing the floor plan of Houghton Hall showing lines of desire. Framed 50 x 50cm £490