Mary Sewell is a visual artist working from her studio at Portland Works a former cutlery factory in Sheffield

Her practice is an organic and open work structure where she uses painting, collage, text from poems she has written and found objects to experiment with materials, processes and ideas. She is interested in what is hidden, invisible or yet unformed and the relationship between that inner and the outer space.

‘ I believe within, our unconscious presides in another world; a world which exists in tandem with everyday life’.

Her practice is an exploration into the creative potential of the unconscious mind, where she aims to connect and reveal something of what is beneath the skin.

Carl Jung describes the collective unconscious as “structures of the unconscious mind which are shared among beings”.  According to Jung, “the human collective unconscious is populated by instincts and by archetypes