To view more artwork by Katrina Slack,
please visit the coast gallery
All photos by KATRINA SLACK
At Coast you have the opportunity to buy artwork and cards by artist, Katrina Slack. Choose from a range of mixed media pieces, sculptures made from debris and fishing net, photographic prints, acrylic & watercolour paintings and canvas prints. Also available are handmade cards.
Her mixed media pieces include sculptures and wall hangings made from plastics, fishing net, and other debris washed up on Cornish beaches. Also a series of wall hangings made from acorn pods and sea glass. She also works in acrylics and watercolour.
Katrina has lived in St Ives for the past 12 years, and is part of the Coast team. Like many she was drawn to the area for its unique light and sense of space. Like her life, her work is eclectic; she is inspired both by her environment and her experience. Having originally trained as a photo-journalist, much of her work is photographic whilst her experience of working in the music industry resulted in the incorporation of lyrics and music into her showcases.
Her recent work utilises a range of mediums but all are inspired by the natural environment, a world that we neglect, sometimes without even having noticed its presence. Her observations have a provocative edge of realism blended with cynicism. Katrina’s most recent compositions are made of the debris found on St Ives beaches, ironically using man-made materials to imitate the powerful forces of nature. Katrina has recently recieved a commission to make life-size animal sculptures for World Animal Protection UK for their Sea Change Campaign. The sculptures are made from Ghost Gear (lost abandoned and discarded fishing gear that can cause a devastating impact to marine life) and will include a Seal, Dolphin and Leatherback Turtle.
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Carbis Bay near St Ives, Cornwall on: