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The Summer term of ROCK PAPER SCISSORS was adapted into a postal project, engaging children remotely throughout the pandemic. Amy Barnes devised a series of weekly parcels containing materials and prompts to explore detail, pattern and nature which were sent to children in isolation. Children sent their drawings back in stamped addressed envelopes to be collated into a publication.
Since graduating in BA Painting from Wimbledon College of Art in 2017, Amy Rose Barnes has gone on to work as gallery assistant and artist-educator, with a particular interest in art and wellbeing. In her studio she plays with abstracting nature through the use of drawing, collage, textiles and painting, inspired by commonly observed, but often overlooked, natural lines and patterns.
‘Nathan was excited to get his package today and went straight up to his room to start drawing!’ Courtney (parent)