My name is Bronia I’m from the UK I was born in 1982 and since I can remember art has been my passion.
My mum did a lot of crafty things with us when growing up. She encouraged us to recycle old bottle tops, silver foil, old magazines and empty cereal packets. I think this made me view everything in the house as a potential art material.
I always loved working with paper I think because it’s so easy to get hold of and I found it was easy to work with. Paper is so versatile it can be ripped coloured cut glued soaked varnished or waxed etc.. the possibilities are endless.
I especially enjoy working with book sculpture I enjoy creating work with distorted text, I have dyslexia so I spent a lot of extra time at primary and secondary school working on my spelling grammar reading and handwriting. I think while putting in the extra time on my reading and writing I formed an interest in the aesthetics of text. I have grown a love hate relationship with words and my book sculpture is a celebration of words and stories, but also a form of therapy for my struggles with words and reading/writing.
I often sit for hours folding books I’m not always sure at the start what the finished sculpture will look like the process is very organic I have a starting idea and then see how it grows. I am inspired by dreams and nightmares, my childhood memories, fairy tales, nature, the world around me and philosophy, my work is born from a need to create, and through my work I try to explore my inspirations and create pieces that the viewer can feel connected too, visually and emotionally.
I also work in card ceramics fabric metal and wood plastic pen and ink and many other mixed media materials.
another passion is photography this started in secondary school when I took photography for GCSE and loved being able to capture images. I was always really interested in photographing texture and nature mostly close up but some lanscape, I really enjoy using my photos for digital collage.
I also love ceramics I find this to be the best type of art to teach patience as i have to wait to see how things will look when they come out of the kiln.