‘The Inward Eye’, an exhibition of monoprint collages by Mylene O’Connor, inspired by the shape, line, colour and texture of land and seascape will visit the gallery at Fisherton Mill from 18 March to 15 April.
Mylene’s collages offer an exuberant abstract and semi abstract response to the pleasure of countryside and coastal walks.
They are inspired by natural and man-made pattern and line such as: rock striations, the barks of trees, the spattering of lichen on a rock, ploughed fields, tractor tracks, the twist of wool on a barbed wire fence.
These marks become the monoprint vocabulary from which the finished work emerges.
The exhibition showcases a body of work begun during the solitude of lockdown and inspired by daily walks in and around the New Forest and by the sea. The title is taken from Wordsworth’s poem, ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’, where he talks of the image of daffodils flashing “upon that inward eye which is the bliss
In the studio, drawing on the inspiration of her walks in nature, Mylene makes monoprints to produce a vocabulary of shape, texture and colour which she collages to form the landscapes and abstractions that take shape upon her ‘inward eye’.
Mylene will be in the gallery on Saturday 18th and 25th of March, and Saturday 1st and 15th of April from 11am to 3pm. She will be available to talk about her work.