Stay inside, dwell on it (2021) by Nicola Arnold

Monoprint on archival paper.

During lockdown, I was furloughed and had to give up my studio space as I could no longer afford it. I had to adapt my artistic practice to fit the confines of my tiny flat, so I began creating these small monoprints using recycled materials, like cereal boxes and Tetra Pak cartons. I’m very grateful that I was able to continue making work as it helped keep me sane, but clearly the prints I produced during that time (and continue to make) were heavily influenced by the general nationwide feelings of hopelessness.

Nicola Arnold is an artist who lives and works in central Bristol. In recent years, printmaking has grown to become the most important strand of her practice. The main visual elements of Nicola’s work often draw from architecture and blueprints, while the overall presence of the prints remains unassertive and dream-like. Nicola graduated from the University of Worcester in 2017 with a BA in Fine art before moving to Bristol to complete her MA at UWE, graduating in 2020.
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