BA (Hons) Fine Art
Lorna Brett-Greenacre’s practice is centred upon themes of mental health and personal boundaries. Her 2D collage works are confessional, extremely personal and serve as a way to share thoughts that would otherwise never see the light of day. These confessional texts are accompanied by drawings and images that both directly replicate and reference popular culture such as films, comic books and manga, to help convey the tone of the text and allow Brett- Greenacre to situate her internal experiences in the external realm, allowing her to cross the boundary from private thoughts to public works.
Her 3D work is influenced by the recurring imagery of caged heads, faces and figures in her drawings. The physical manifestation of welded and hand-shaped metal cage structures, most significantly the gibbet, allows for a striking representation of physical boundaries that also represents the relationship between the internal and the external, and questions whether our boundaries trap us or protect us.