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First Experiences of Nature – Sally Miles

First Experiences of Nature

Since having children, and becoming engulfed in motherhood, I have found new artistic inspiration. My recent monoprints are about infant’s first encounters with nature; their sensory, visual and recreational appreciation of their surroundings through the seasons.  I have started incorporating dried grasses into my prints and leaving rough edges to heighten the sensory and momentary aspects. Conveying movement and rhythm in my marks and compositions, I aim to capture the spontaneous character of young children and highlight the fleeting nature of childhood.  This emulates the nature that surrounds them and of which they are part of.