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Edori Fertig
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My ongoing concern in my artwork is to find beauty and value in the found object and then to rework a lost history. Primarily, the materials I use are from humble origin.

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Drawing, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking

I see potential in everything which makes me a great teacher but a hard to pin down artist. So forgive me. My work is inspired by my compulsive need to recycle, to find beauty in the overlooked and abandoned. My recent prints are centred around life cycles, starting from bone shapes and then printed and overlapped to create egg shapes. My many collections of found objects include unexplained family photographs discovered in a bin bag in Deptford Market, bones, driftwood, and shoe soles collected on beach walks, and vintage linoleum found in the skips of South London. They have all spawned years of imagery in a range of media.  

My garden studio is a great escape and I am inspired by the surrounding wildlife and the calmness. Occasionally I might be very moved by Radio 4 news which is on while I am working. This is when I go back to my ongoing concern centred around displaced people, floods, and the dreaded state of the world and I produce images and assemblages of all the things that have gone so badly wrong. I always add an image of a guardian angel in these works to guide one through  a hopeful and better future.