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Mary Dalton

MA work

My work grows through the process of making. The direct interaction with the materials I use, their character and emotions, guides the idea that I then attach to the piece: the material precedes the concept. The choice of substances comes predominately from a domestic setting: dark wood from an elderly friend's house, homemade vegetable dyes, doilies. As with the works that inspire me by Eva Hesse and Joseph Beuys, from the numerous piles of stuff that I produce, I select and display those that communicate to the viewer the pleasure and passion found in the process of creation.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2008

  • My work grows through the process of making. The direct interaction with the materials I use, their character and emotions, guides the idea that I then attach to the piece: the material precedes the concept. The choice of substances comes predominately from a domestic setting: dark wood from an elderly friend's house, homemade vegetable dyes, doilies. As with the works that inspire me by Eva Hesse and Joseph Beuys, from the numerous piles of stuff that I produce, I select and display those that communicate to the viewer the pleasure and passion found in the process of creation.

  • Degrees

  • BSc Architectural Studies, The Bartlett, University College London, 2006
  • Experience

  • Textile Designer, 'East' Clothing and Anokhi Textiles, Jaipur, India, Summer 2006; Fashion Designer, Indigo Designs for Per Una, Marks and Spencer, London and New Delhi, India, Summer 2004
  • Exhibitions

  • The Bartfest, Slade School of Fine Art, 2004, 2005 & 2006; The Mann Group Drawing Prize, Royal College of Art, 2007
  • Awards

  • Richard Llewellyn-Davies Travel Scholarship, 2006; Maggie Scruton Memorial Travel Scholarship, 2004