Illustrator and print maker Victoria Corbett captures the fragility of nature in her hand-crafted creations.
We met Victoria Corbett during our ART Bus Tour for West last Spring, and loved her detailed and delicate depictions of nature.
We included her in our Artist Spotlight for Issue 18 Surreal // So Real and got an insight into her process.
“Creating art is an opportunity to speak without words and share your perception of reality.”
Can you share more about yourself?
I was born in 1971 in a small market town off the coast of Northern England. I haven’t resided in the UK for over twenty years, but my work evokes feelings of my past through ideas influenced by shapes, colors and textures in our surroundings. Each piece reflects my love of nature and the connection between humans and our environment.
What is your process like?
I started working with pen and ink back in the early 90s. I love this medium as it has a quality of agedness, allowing the artist to create something new whilst reflecting the old.
Each piece is hand drawn with micro-pens on paper and or wood then painstakingly cut out with an X-acto knife and applied to a second surface such as another piece of paper. Following on from the previous series, I wanted to capture the fragility of nature and of our very own lives.
How is your work surreal?
All the works here have a connection to each other. Not just that I made them but that a common underlying thread is weaved between each piece without knowing or acknowledging it.
My outlook/perception is unique to me but quite common and mundane amongst most human beings. We are all connected yet apart and live this reality daily until the end. Can you reach down inside of you and share what you have? Creating art is an opportunity to speak without words and share your perception of reality.