Mary Rouncefield

Mary Rouncefield is a printmaker and artist working in drawing, textiles and some screen print, based in Bristol, UK.

Rouncefield: ‘I have a life long interest in mathematics and many of my screen prints feature mathematical graphs or patterns. I also use the symbol of a corset as a metaphor for the mental discipline imposed by mathematics. The end result, for the mathematician, will often be elegant, concise and beautiful, but to achieve that, she/he must conform to the conventions and logic of their subject. I also make artist’s books which I print and bind by hand. These occasionally appear in exhibitions including ‘White heat’ organised by Kaleid Editions in London. More recently I have been working in both drawing and print, focussing on human rights issues affecting both women and children. My 3D work incorporates hand-drawn images on every-day objects which then themselves convey meaning to the work. I care very much about the injustices and cruelty meted out to vulnerable members of our human society, and believe that art can be a means of communication and a catalyst for change. And regularly I donate work for charity auctions to raise money for charities such as Amnesty International, The Prince’s Trust and the British Heart Foundation.’

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