HEO Artist’s Statements 20 and 21

In the Moment, by Pia Goddard, Digital print, framed 17”x17”, £250. I’m the one with the camera so I don’t make much of an appearance in the photographic history of my family or in my creative practice, so initially I took this picture to show my face for once, and to show how I’m always trying to find the right moment to take the best shot, only this time with the camera turned my way. In the end the picture has turned out to be more of a landscape of process than a portrait, and my preoccupation with ‘moment’, with standing in it, and knowing that it depends on so much more – before, after, probably just behind too.

Medium, by Zoe Powell, A4 excl frame, 57x44cm, Charcoal on bioplastic, £1000 or POA, The medium of the artwork has been as important to me as the pose. I wanted to explore the possibilities of using a natural medium, one I’ve been researching day to day. The canvas is bioplastic; made from red algae (carrageenan), vegetable glycerol and beetroot powder. The pose was drawn in charcoal. I chose a sensual stretch, wild hair and at a moment when I felt most empowered and uninhibited. Zoë Powell is a multi-disciplinary Designer-Maker and Artist. She is also a Researcher and Workshop Facilitator of Textiles and Biomaterials. Since 2008, she has been working on commissions and projects internationally for a variety of industries including art, fashion and interiors. The focus of her work is centred around creatively using resources, circular design strategies and production techniques both digital & hand crafted.

Below are a few snaps of all the portraits taken on the morning of the  ‘hang’

This is the final post in which  we  look at the individual self portraits and statements from the artists taking part in HEO and the individual ways that the artists interpreted the brief. Artists work is displayed in order that it has been submitted.
HEO, Self Portrait Exhibition on Female Empowerment is curated by Claire Dorey, Selena Steele, and Maria Beddoes. It is the final exhibition in the HEO trilogy of exhibitions, following on from Silence Is Over and ExVoto. It is on View at The Omnibus Theatre Clapham from the 6th – 31st January 2019.

written by Claire Dorey