Nature Morte by Megan Huffadine

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Feb 01 2021 - Feb 26 2021

still life with damask tear drop (2021)

The Covid-19 lockdown was an opportune time for Bannockburn artist Megan Huffadine.
 “It was a mixed emotional time for many people but a gift for me to be able to focus solely on my painting. I made a breakthrough with this work that started an exciting new series.”
 Megan’s background in anthropology, archaeology and museum practice informs her artistic ideas around collecting and displaying objects. Her sought after works include imagery drawn from abstracted artefacts, textiles, insects and plants.
 “The results are focused towards still life however they contain the sculptural objects and constructions that I have previously created. Put simply, I am now painting complex sculptures that have a sense of cabinet or installation that would be too difficult to physically make.”
 She says engaging with a supportive dealer is an important part of her art journey.
 “I’ve been involved in the arts for 40 years, both as a teacher and a practitioner and representation is key. There are a wide range of influences on my art from museum displays to botanical drawing, cabinets of curiosity or Wunderkammer and the use of plants in surface design.”
 “Part of my work has always had an environmental focus and currently I am exploring images that are metaphors for environmental health and also looking at insects and seeds – the small things that are often overlooked.”