Art has always woven itself around my life until the last few years when it has become my main focus. Wilkinson is drawn to multiples and the repetitive process, this process is very time consuming, which is another reason Wilkinson is drawn to this process.
Wilkinson uses words to make people think. An image suggests a meaning or a certain reaction whereas with words you are on your own. Wilkinson loves the fact that this will create a unique piece for everyone who looks at it. Wilkinson wants the work to make people stop and think, to take a little time to form their own opinion in a world where we seem to be told how to think about everything. Wilkinson will be working completely remotely during her time on the residency and will be using the postal service to bring her work to Shepton Mallet Prison.
Wilkinson is inspired by other people’s words, and with these can create a world where everything makes sense to her. Wilkinson loves classic science fiction and drinks too much coffee. Wilkinson has recently developed a bit of a thing for macrame, which one of my dogs believes to be the most terrifying thing I have ever done!
Sally Wilkinson is a paper artist based in the South Hams where she has lived for most of her life. Her love of paper developed during the first year of a degree in illustration at Plymouth Collage of Art. Since then, her work has developed to include words that she has always loved. Sally made the decision a year ago to really push herself artistically and has since had work exhibited in The House of Smalls, a doll's house gallery featuring miniature artworks, and the Restriction exhibition featuring miniature work from over 200 artists. Wilkinson has had no specific training and prefers to learn as she goes as an emerging artist.