Catherine James Garden

Catherine James

Title: Choice is America
Medium: Silkscreen on linen
Size: 21 x 29cm
Price: 50 EUR

This piece is based on a photograph taken at an abortion rights protest in the USA (used with permission of NARAL). The photograph has been collaged and coloured, and printed onto linen. The collage design is reminiscent of patchwork, a quintessentially American craft. The response to the Supreme Court decision to overturn the precedent established by Roe versus Wade seemed to me to resonate with the loss and triumph theme of this exhibition.

Catherine James’ practice is grounded in print and combines traditional techniques with digital technologies to produce works made with paper, textiles and film. The work exploits the materiality of paper and cloth and the immateriality of digital processes, and considers the historicity of print and photography.

Catherine trained as an academic Obstetrician and Gynaecologist before completing a Fine Art Foundation diploma (Morley College, Distinction) and an MA in the History of Art (Courtauld Institute of Art, Distinction). Both clinical and historical training influence her creative work. Catherine is currently working on a London Arts and Humanities Partnership (AHRC) project focused on early printed material in the rare book collection at the Royal College of Physicians.