Recent works by Samantha Thompson features the printmaking work of Object Impressions in conjunction with new series Anticipatory Nostalgia and new contemporary tapestries.
Object Impressions explores themes of women’s identity, in the form of kitchen items and loved domestic decorations being passed down from generations. Reduction linocut on paper seemed a great printmaking media, to express the layers built up overtime, that add depth, memory and emotion to these often simple objects.
New series Anticipatory Nostalgia explores the feeling of missing something before its gone, and in my case, documenting my natural surround living in rural Victoria, that’s being quickly eroded by urban sprawl. Using dry point on Perspex plates combined with mixed media techniques, my aim is to document the current natural animals and insects I come in contact with.
Barn Gallery, March 7 - March 31