Myfanwy Frost-Jones

Artist Statement-
My work examines the complicated relationships between land, landscape and ecology in a rural space. Layering conflicting histories of colonialism and invasion with current issues of biodiversity and coastal erosion, I work with photography and moving image installation. Text features in my work to create narrative and reference. Embracing the sublime, my work investigates the allure of the rural landscape whilst acknowledging the dark histories of the past. Creating an immersive experience, linking the many pasts with the present within the landscape, gives insight into the realities and expectations of land and sustainability in the Irish rural environment.

Artist Bio  

Myfanwy Frost-Jones is an artist and oyster farmer, a gardener and goat-keeper, from the West of Ireland. A student of art for many years, she recently graduated from The Crawford College, where her moving image work won a number of awards. Passionate about environmental sustainability, biodiversity and local food networks she sustains a growing eco-social art practice using text, objects, photography and video in the wild landscape of the Beara Penninsula to explore personal histories of invasion, famine and colonization, interrogating the human/nature relationship of industry within the countryside whilst observing the constant changes inherent in a working landscape.