Mixed Media by Becky Nuttall
Medal for the Order of Camouflage
Working from her South Devon-based studio Becky uses allegory and symbols in her art work and poetry. These refer to the impact of theology, religious violence, guilt, piety, art history, feminism, popular culture and conformity on adolescence. Becky’s artwork is also intertextual; deconstructing and reconstructing her family’s art heritage into new work.
Becky’s work decorates the virtual Chapel of St Catherine and Virgin of the Passion. Under constant construction, the Chapel houses the Art of the School exhibition pieces and the Medals of the Order of St Catherine, charms, amulets and talismans. This art is inspired by Catholicism, Protestantism, religious theology and dogma, sainthood, women artists, the 1970s, rock music, art, Dada and the Modernist movement St Catherine is the patron saint of artists and school girls The Virgin of the Passion symbolises Becky’s passions as a teenager.
Becky is currently working on four ongoing projects. Art of the School is an on-going mixed media allegorical series. Works reference the religious prints hanging Becky’s convent school walls; the effect of religious violence, piety and guilt on adolescence; twentieth century culture; invisible female artists and conformity. Medals of the Order of St Catherine is a series of mixed media allegorical works incorporating charms, amulets and talismans. Within each work is the language of metaphor, symbol and religious dogma. These projects hang in the virtual chapel.
Family Tree is a series of allegorical paintings and drawings that reference Becky’s family tree through the symbolic places and objects they love and loved. Within each object and place is the personification of love, conflict and loss.
Before We Became Women, We Were Girls are works referencing the art, music, literature and popular culture of Becky’s childhood and adolescence. They explore the continuing dominance of patriarchy on women artists
Multi Media Collage
Framed Under Glass