New Generation Gallery

Katie Reynolds

BA Joint Honours Degree in Fine Art Print and Education, National College of Art and Design

New Generation Gallery 2021

My work is based around a personal inquiry, I look inward at my own experience of encountering myself, my traits and my personality reflected back at me in my younger sister. I wish to convey the impact and influence we have on the young people that surround us in our lives through my practice. This collection of work aims to depict how we form as individuals and how the individual grows in response to their surroundings. Learning our behaviours and ways of being from our elders and the environment in which we mature. The artist’s experience of encountering a reflection of herself in a younger sibling evoked an awareness of this influence. Utilising the motifs of daisy chains and rings of trees as symbolism, of both fragility and the strength of nature, adapting and growing in response to its environment to thrive. The organic forms are intended as visual representations of her thoughts on the parallels between this occurrence in nature and in children.

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