AboutFlorence Boyd has been living in London for almost four years. She currently works at the Whitecube gallery, and freelances at MDM Props ltd as an art maker and technician.
During her Fine Art Printmaking MA at Camberwell College of Art in 2008 she collaborated with bookbinder and artist James Riordan to make a small edition of books, one of which is now in the Tate Britain archives. This project was based on the translation of a story of St Francis of Assisi and has grown and branched out in different ways.
Florence has continued to develop themes from this work.
In 2010 James and Florence collaborated again; she sent a package of river stones from Wales with mark making on them, which James then placed Hansel and Gretel like along his way from Alaska to New York as part of a travelling exhibition.
In 2009 she travelled to Alaska to do a residency at MTS Gallery in Anchorage, leading to an exhibition of international artists. Each piece of work was a reaction to the translation of the original text.
All of her work makes comments on belonging, journeys and what travel does to us as individuals, through pilgrim-like journeys.
People of Paper will be a series of drawings, collage and print based on the notion of movement, transience, and one moment in time experienced simultaneously by many people.
She is planning a trip to Italy in the spring of next year to develop her work on journeying.
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