Jyll Bradley

Fingers

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Year 2022
Medium Spray paint and photocopy on coloured carbon paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm

About the work

Fingers draws its title and form from the oast-house wind-vanes which were part of my childhood landscape in Kent. Fingers have historic motifs and shapes – such as arrows and circles – which are specific to place. Sailing high above the ground and subject to changing wind I see them as signposts to both direction and flux. Fingers continues my fascination with the process, structures and metaphor of growing hops. This drawing is made through a hybrid hand made and digital process of folding, painting, printing and stripping back. The use of carbon paper connects me to my late father who used it when writing poetry.

Career Highlights

The Hop, Solo Commission, Hayward Gallery, London, UK; Within a Budding Grove, Pi Artworks, London, UK; The Hop Square, Frieze Sculpture, London, UK (2023). Graft 2 (Green and Blue) Acquired for Arts Council Collection, 2023; Threshold’ Kaunas, European Capital of Culture, Lithuania (2022); Solo Commission, Pardes, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, (2021-2);  ‘Woman Holding a Balance’, film with artist David Ward, commissioned by Orchestra of St Luke’s, New York. Music composed by Anna Clyne; ‘New York Counterpoint’ film animation with Will Martin, commissioned by Orchestra of St Luke’s, New York. Music composed by Steve Reich, (2021)

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