2020/21 WORK

 

The themes for the 2020/21  InFinnity Project are inspired by this work called Aurora.

Inspired by Lucy Jago’s book about the Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland,  who solved the mysteries of one of nature’s most spectacular displays in search of the Northern Lights.

Aurora

Finn created this work using sketching and colouration on computer whilst at Falmouth School of Art studying for his Illustration degree.  Available as a postcard and A3 poster at clarkcards.co.uk

  • Electricity
  • Summits
  • Light

Up to three submissions can be accepted either one for each theme, or any combination that is preferred.  Closing date 31.08.2021

 


Submitted under the Light theme:

Self Portrait by Thais Hilgenberg

  Title:  Self Portrait

  Medium:  Collage

  Size:  A4

  Theme:  Light

 

Thais Hilgenberg (28) from London, knew Finn through work at the Natural History Museum.  She is submitting this work independently and says:  “It’s a form of therapy and an outlet for all the thoughts and feelings that I struggle with.  I think art is a detrimental part of my life and sometimes the physical act of creating helps sort out my emotions.”  Thais adds “the print behind is a photo of the Helix Nebula – hence the submission under Light.”

 


Submitted under the Summits theme:

Mountains of my mind by Burgette Matthews
Mountains of my mind by Burgette Matthews

  Title:  Mountains of my mind

  Medium:  Oil on canvas

  Theme:  Summits

  Size:  48″ x 48′

 

 

 

This work by Burgette Matthews, (34) from Wakefield is submitting this work independently.  She says:  “I am inspired by a diverse range of subjects, including the landscape and forms found within it. I associate mountains metaphorically with the problems we all face in our daily lives, which at times seem insurmountable and affect our mental health- the mountains of our minds.”


Another submission under the Summits theme:

Rise Above by Burgette Matthews
Rise Above by Burgette Matthews

  Title:  Rise Above

  Medium :  Oil on canvas

  Theme:  Summits

  Size:  36″ x 36″

 

 

 

This work by Burgette Matthews, (34) from Wakefield is submitting this work independently.  She says:  “As a keen walker and mountaineer, I associate being out in nature and reaching those summits with a challenge faced and overcome- to rise above.  Art has always been a form of catharsis for me.”

 


Submitted under the Light theme:

Finding the light in the dark by Liz Walliman

   Title:  Finding the light in the dark

   Medium:  Acrylics on canvas

   Theme:  Light

   Size:  100cm x 100cm

 

 

 

Liz Walliman (49) from Gloucestershire has submitted this independently says:  “It’s a form of release for me, Art allows me to spill my deepest thoughts and feelings and turn them into something beautiful.  I have submitted this piece to highlight that everyone has strengths and weaknesses.”

 


 

Submitted under the Light theme:

Forest Light by Lauren Foster
Forest Light by Lauren Foster

 

   Title:  Forest Light

   Medium: Oil pastels

   Theme:  Light

   Size:  A4

 

 

Lauren Foster (47) from Loughborough says:  “Going for a woodland walk on a sunny day helps lift the blues.  I have struggled with a mental health condition since my teens and art work has helped me to get through difficult times and come to terms with trauma.”


 

Submitted under the Light theme:

Birch Trees in the Moonlight
Birch Trees in the Moonlight by Lauren Foster

   Title:  Birch Trees in the Moonlight

   Medium: Wax and Watercolour

   Theme:  Light

   Size:  A4

 

 

 

Lauren Foster (47) from Loughborough says: “A connection with nature helps me to cope with the dark periods. ”


 

Submitted under the Electricity theme:

Eye of the Storm
Eye of the Storm by Lauren Foster

Title:  Eye of the Storm

Medium: Oil Pastel

Theme:  Electricity

Size:  A5 – 148mm x 210mm

 

 

 

Lauren Foster (47) from Loughborough  says: “I have struggled with a mental health condition since my teens and art work has helped me to get through difficult times and come to terms with trauma.”


 

Submitted under the Summits theme:

Mountain Rainbow by Madeleine Pickett
  Mountain Rainbow by Madeleine Pickett

 

  Title:  Mountain Rainbow

  Medium:  Acrylic painting on canvas

  Theme:  Summits

  Size:    100cm x 100cm

 

 

Mountain Rainbow is an acrylic painting on canvas by Madeleine Pickett (40) who lives in Norfolk.  She entered work previously to the InFinnity Project in 2017 and it is great to see this entry under the Summits theme.  Madeleine has a diagnosed mental health illness and has submitted this work independently.


Submitted under the Light theme:

Self Help by Emma Brondi
  Self Help by Emma Brondi

 

  Title:  Self Help

  Medium:  Ink on Paper

  Theme:  Light

  Size:   A4

 

 

Emma is 21 years old and lives in Italy.  She has a diagnosed mental illness and has submitted this piece independently.  This is one of two pieces submitted.

Self Irony by Emma Brondi

 

Title:  Self Irony

  Medium:  Ink on Paper

  Theme:  Light

  Size:   A4

 

 


Submitted under the Light theme:

Keep Turning Your Pages
Keep Turning Your Pages by Rebecca Gibbs

Title:  Keep Turning Your Pages

  Medium:  Acrylic on Paper

  Theme:  Light

  Size:   A4

 

Rebecca (26  years) has submitted this piece independently – she says “I tragically lost my Mum in 2019 and this has hugely impacted my mental health. I wanted to share this piece in the hope that it might help others struggling with grief or mental health issues keep sight of hope for better and lighter days. “

Art acts as a form of journaling for me and allows me to access and reflect on my emotions.

This is a powerful tribute and we are grateful for the submission from someone who is grieving.   Thank you Rebecca.


 

Submitted under the Electricity theme: 

Summer Storm by Jenny Rutland
Summer Storm by Jenny Rutland

 Title:  Summer Storm

  Medium:  Acrylic on Paper

  Theme:  Electricity

  Size:   A4

 

Jenny Rutland (63) has submitted this work independently.  She regularly attends  the Braintree Rethink Art Group and  she has supported this project since its inception.  Jenny says:  “Art is  a massively important part of my life since joining the Art Group. It helps me relax and is calming, reducing my anxiety and lifts my depression while I am working on my art.”


Submitted under the Summits theme:

Matterhorn by Jenny Rutland
Matterhorn by Jenny Rutland

  Title:  Matterhorn

  Medium:  Acrylic on canvas

  Theme:  Summits

  Size:  A4

 

 

 

Another submission from Jenny Rutland from the Braintree Rethink Art Group.  Jenny says:  “When I am concentrating on a piece of work it relaxes me which eases my anxiety and depression.”


Submitted under the Light theme:

Sunset at Abberton by Jenny Rutland

  Title:  Sunset at Abberton Reservoir

  Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas

  Theme:  Light

  Size: A4

 

Jenny says: “Concentrating on Art takes my mind off my problems and is very relaxing.”


Submitted under the Light theme:

  Light the dark with Art by Kaz Indigo Raven

  Title:  Light the dark with Art

  Medium:  Pencils and neocolour pastel

  Theme:  Light

  Size:  A4

 

 

 

Kaz says:  “Art is my only light source some days and I use art to light up other peoples hearts.”


Submitted under Summits theme:

Summit Collage by Kaz Indigo Raven 

   Title:  Illumate

   Medium:  Made with papers, scrap paintings

   Size:  A4

   Theme:  Summits

 

 

 

Kaz says:  I made this collage with papers, scrap paintings,  As I was cutting up papers this lad appeared so included him in the collage.” 


Submitted under the Electricity theme:

You are powerful...
             You are powerful… by Kaz Indigo Raven

  Title:  You are powerful

  Medium:  Inktense pencils, neocolor pastels

  Size:  A4

  Theme:  Electricity