Artist statement

I work intuitively in my art practice, where I’m currently exploring mixed media collages and printmaking.

I enjoy working in layers, creating depth and intrigue as elements are hidden or revealed. I find real beauty in old, weathered surfaces especially peeling paint, rusty metalwork, worn textiles and broken tiles; and I take inspiration from the shapes and patterns found in nature. Having a background in textiles and surface pattern I also love bringing elements of stitch and pattern into my work.

I often work in sketchbooks, especially A5 concertina books, or I find an old secondhand book in a charity shop and transform it into an altered book.

My creative sketchbook work is mainly process-driven and experimental, often incorporating happy accidents. I start by gathering found materials and ephemera (prints, maps, receipts, old second hand books, magazines and scrap paper etc) and work into them with mixed media, print and stitch.

Seasons – Jo Bund