Mary Sewell works from her studio at Portland Works a former cutlery factory in Sheffield

Her practice is an organic and open work structure .  She paints, sculpts, makes collages, uses text from poems she has written and found objects to experiment with processes and ideas. She is interested in what is hidden, invisible or yet unformed and the relationship between  inner and outer spaces.  Mary’s practice is an exploration into the materials she uses and how the process of making reveals and often transforms the unconscious mind to reveal something of what is beneath the skin.

‘ I believe within, our unconscious presides in another world; a world which exists in tandem with everyday life.  My practice allows me to become absorbed in the moment and here I can inhabit a more mindful state where these two worlds meet’

Instinctively we think; we cannot help it, it is the nature of mind.  The thoughts we have form our world, they come and go weaving stories around our lives and the experiences we have.