Erin Brandall

My work involves accumulation and discovery of inherited matrilineal trauma and exploring methods of exorcising these traumas. Matrilineal investigation led me to discover 8 convicts on my mother’s side, who nobody in my family knew about. These convict stories enrich my practice as I become connected to my history and sense of place.  I use my body as a vessel of ancestral accumulation and release stored trauma onto paper with ritual drawing. I use my deceased grandmother’s SCOBYs (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) as a connection to her flesh, putting them through various methods of traditional and invented printmaking techniques.

BFA Hons

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