Constance Fearn re-creates well-known buildings and concentrates on certain sections, which local people will recognise and take for granted every day.
"I got my inspiration when I was travelling on the buses while doing my Art Foundation course, I'd spend hours a day on them" says Constance "My art is a huge part of my life, it's my baby, it's my world, and it feels amazing to have my work in an exhibition."
For some pictures, Constance entwines paper and black poster paint and creates patterns, building up detail, while other pieces, such as my favourite Red City, are built up creating texture using collage paper, wax crayon and ink. This allows the details and main features to stand out more prominently. With an Eastern feel to Red City, rouge pinks add warmth while dark blues add statement.
Other series, such as Serenity, add a more sombre tone using dark blues and greens. Beautifully embroidered with what looked like cloth from afar, up close it was actually polystyrene balls mixed with mesh, which seemed to frame the piece.
Dreamfest allows you to appreciate the city you live in and the buildings you see every day in a new light.
Constance Fearn is a volunteer for START in Salford arts project and is currently working towards a BA in Fine Art.
Dreamfest – until September
Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Peel Park, Crescent, Salford M5 4WU
Phone 778 0800
Open: Mon – Fri 10am-4:45pm
Sat – Sun 1-5pm
Review by Dawn O'Connor