Household and indian Ink collage on St Cuthbert’s Mill Waterford Saunders watercolour paper
14.6 x 18.5 in.
Set in a bespoke hardwood frame, stained white
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Drift is part of recent series of collage and installation which explores human behaviour within culture, psychology and philosophy through simple arrangements and abstract compositions. The colours are a palette taken from the landscape where the artist works; a coastal seaside town with bright pastel buildings, beach huts and bleached wooden signs.
About the materials..Hummel-Newell is very fond of paper, and it has become her primary canvas. She uses a high quality watercolour paper from St Cuthbert’s mill, which is situated in the ancient Cathedral City of Wells in the southwest of England. St Cuthbert’s Mill has been making paper since the 1700’s using one of the few remaining cylinder mould machines left in the world.
Joanne Hummel-Newell’s work is driven by the instantaneous and forever changing concerns of consciousness. Human habits and social behaviour inform an improvised process which combines collage, painting, and installation, sometimes of a public nature and not limited to the confines of a gallery.
Carnivals, festivals and other found forms of creative expression fuel the colours and primitive quality of what she creates. The work forms a continuous investigation into representing a human expression which is honest, handcrafted and not designed, with paper being a primary material due to its familiar nature, having been touched by the hands of many.
Joanne Hummel Newell (b 1982) studied at Kingston University London from 2001 – 2004 and at The Royal College of Art, London, from 2004 -2006.