Mo is a professional artist, based in Bedfordshire, UK. To see an inspirational film about part of her past experience please click on the link below
When seeing the world from the perspective of an archeological illustrator, Mo’s attentiveness to detail is integral to her drawing process. Meticulous study is an essential requirement to ascertain a level of truth when representing found objects that are to be used as a reference point for others to study.
This discipline is transferred into the making of her own artwork. The exhibition ‘Extant’ acts as a commemoration of the objects that she once studied, but are now long gone.
“Drawing can be a process of preservation. This artwork might be interpreted as my attempt to become the custodian of lives that have passed. When I draw, I choose what to retain; the fossils, netted moths from the museum and birds that have been captured and preserved in isolation while still in their prime. As I translate these forms onto the surface of the paper, an absorbing and unique bond emerges between the object and its replicator. As the reinvention and duplication takes place, a new presence emerges in the artwork as it takes on a new life of its own”.