Severe Exposure to bedtime stories as a child led to an overactive imagination. The result, sheer lunacy!
My name is Samantha Bryan I am a mixed-media artist based in West Yorkshire. I work from a group studio situated in Mirfield – West Yorkshire Print Workshop.
I find myself preoccupied with everday life, but not my own- that of the fairy. Consequently my sculptures place what can only be described as 'fairies' with machine-like contraptions. They depict fairies going about their everyday lives. Within my work my extraordinary objective is to realise the necessities and requirements that would be involved in 'fairy life': to provide everything a fairy would demand during its daily existence.
This central theme runs throughout my work but is incredibly versatile and can lend itself to almost any brief or situation with a bit of imagination.
My sculptures evoke a sense of nostalgia, escapism and make-believe necessary to remove the viewer temporarily from their worries. I endeavor to capture every imagination!
Since graduating in 2001, I have plied all my time and energy into creating my work and have managed to gain both National and International recognition. I have mainly generated work for display in large themed/solo exhibitions, providing me with extensive experience at producing work that is of a high quality.
A number of my sculptures have been purchased for a permanent collection held by Leeds City Council –ARTEMIS (Educational Services).
During 2005 I worked on a large scale suspended sculpture for the main atrium (main entrance and waiting space) at a newly built Health Centre commissioned by the North Kirklees PCT. In 2007 I completed and installed two wall sculptures designed for the new Pediatric wing at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Most recently I completed a residency at Allerton Primary School in Immingham. This project culminated in the commission of a sculpture for the School.
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