Exhibition: Environmental Baggage – Prints by Steph Harrison

Location: The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking (Seacourt), Bangor

Date: Until 28th February 2017

Details: Harrison’s diagnosis of MS lead her to seek an understanding of the condition through creative engagement with its pathology. The artist has sought to understand past influences which underlie the condition as she strives to cope with physical symptoms in the present. Clarifying the condition’s physical and cognitive effects help to subdue the fear of the future and promote acceptance. MS is said to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. This new body of work consists of four elements;

Ancestral history and genetic links

The importance of sunlight.

Viruses.

The central nervous system.

The project has been a cathartic process. Continual learning and practicing of new techniques has been important for both the artist’s mental health and preserving physical capabilities.

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