Cerys Knighton Artist
Pencil and ink pointillism, 2021
Cerys’s artwork reflects on bodily and emotional transformation from the perspective of bipolarity, drawing from both her own experiences and her doctoral research into the historic medical and cultural identity of bipolar. Cycles of decay and restoration are explored through different bodies, from human and wildlife to structures of the natural landscape. Bodies are amalgamated and contrasted in works on paper combining ink with pencil, and in sculptures combining acrylic on clay with driftwood and dried flowers. The use of pointillism hopes to create dual perspectives, inviting the viewer into the thousands of individual ink dots as they build into the artwork in contrast to softer textures of pencil.