Jackie Newell RE

The content of Jackie’s work is derived from mechanical and architectural structures such as cemeteries, power stations and building sites, which when distorted and altered to a monumental scale, assume an identity that is surreal. She is also fascinated by the open situation, which allows nature and the elements to intervene, revealing many interesting surprises, such as the effects and inclusion of corrosion and erosion on manmade structures, enhancing its form in both colour and texture. She likes to initiate her images using the monoprint method and then develop them further, using collographs, litho or etching. However, she particularly relates etching to her ideas as the physical process involves eroding metal in ferric chloride as well as scraping and burnishing away areas with tools, which compares favourably with the ideas she chooses for her imagery.