My practice is multi-disciplinary, with a strong focus towards object-making. Drawing, print-making and textiles are also integral. Working in a project-oriented manner, I seek to create bodies of work that form a poetic, emotive and psychological narrative. Drawing influence from my personal history as well as literature and psychoanalytic texts, subjects such as time, loss, memory and the domestic space are recurrent. 

Whether meticulously folding paper, obsessively wrapping, embroidering on a large scale or harnessing traditional letter pressing methods, the majority of my work takes months to resolve and complete. In this way I am consistently engaged in ideas about craft and labour. 

 

~ Anna McDowell