Cardiff artist Katherine Jones has contributed to a truly socially distanced and collaborative piece of artwork to unite the UK and connect communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The project, unveiled by Ken Bromley Art Supplies, coincided with the annual Inktober art challenge and was based on the theme of ‘connection’. The aim was to enable twelve2 artists from different parts of the UK to connect through the medium of art, showcasing their own individual styles while collaborating to create one beautiful piece of art as a community.
A blank piece of A2 paper was sent around the UK, from region to region, artist to artist with each individual artist having only a matter of days to add their contribution to the page. The artists were only allowed to use black pen and ink and had to connect their contributions to one another’s in whatever way they felt they could.
As well as being an artist Katherine is also a practicing architect and studied architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University between 2008 and 2015. On completing her contribution to the artwork to represent Wales she said: “My work is very much inspired by my background as an architect. I feel that local places have become so important during lockdown, and our connection to our local community has become much stronger and so very important. People are rediscovering that they are intrinsically connected to their communities like never before.”
Laureen Pattison of Ken Bromley Art Supplies said: “We loved the idea of a collaborative art piece made by artists from all over the country, who – though never having met – are able to produce a work of art together. The theme ‘connections’ runs throughout the piece, with each artist choosing something that represents a connection they felt during lockdown.”
The finished piece will be auctioned to raise money for the Co-op Foundation, who help fund UK community projects.
Visit artsupplies.co.uk to see the completed artwork and bid in the auction.
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