My interest in Brutalist architecture and its effects on society, particularly as manifested in the writings of J G Ballard, has come to dominate my work during the Printmaking course. This stems from my previous career as an architect and my fear that while I love the materials and compositions of this style, I am uneasy about its suitability for everyday living.
I have combined the flat nature of printmaking with sculptural elements, creating a mixed-media Brutalist world in miniature, citing Ballard’s High Rise as a theme.
I studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), which included receiving a travel award to Italy. I worked in various public and private architects’ practices, before returning to teach architecture at ECA. I now work as an artist in my garden studio. I am a member of the art collective bound:unbound and Edinburgh Printmakers. I have exhibited in various galleries – see www.lyndawilson.co.uk for a full list.
I am enrolled on the Contemporary Art Practice course for 2021-2022 where I hope to further develop the ideas and methods from the printmaking course.