I am a visual artist living and working in Leeds, who is currently undertaking a practice-led PhD at the School of Fine Art, Art History and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds.
Working predominantly to make artist-made objects, sculptural installations/assemblages and collage, my work is inclusive and experimental. Whilst there is a respect for the traditions of the techniques, I strive to offer an open approach to the materials and methods that might be utilised. My instinct as an artist is to cherrypick and I see this as part of my role as an artist. I am drawn to objects and materials where the monetary value is questionable: materials, objects, trades etc. that could be perceived as more disposable and non-precious i.e. it’s not made of gold, something else can replace it, not usually kept for long, there’s only a scrap left. Visually this is explored through the combinations of materials and quantities of items that I choose to use and make, and the association's people may have with both material and object. This is currently taking a central role to the research I am conducting as part of my practice-led research; Yorkshire Hoards – Understanding the objective/ subjective value of the objects we continue to earmark, lay, maintain, stow, put away through the artist’s edit.
Website - lornamilnerjohnson.com
Twitter - @lornamjohnson @TheArtistsEdit
Instagram - @lornamilnerjohnson @theartistsedit
- MA Design - University of Leeds
- BA Art: Practice and Theory - University of Lancaster