Beth Ward

I will always have a deep affection for bleak landscapes, dramatic cloudy skies and eerie, lonely places. My artwork has been used for the covers of Nightjar Press chapbooks and featured in volumes of Paraxis Tales. Personal projects include a picture book called Isla Fey and an ongoing series called Forests, combining pictures of deep, knowing forests with the complex sadness of a country-folk song narrative.
Something I find exciting is the relationship between words and images, and when the two are combined well the results can be truly magical.
For the exhibition Android I have created a new piece of work, The Mountain Has a Mouth (An alternative book cover illustration for Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick), incorporating elements from the novel, such as Mars, a mountain and clouds of dust. I have adhered to the tradition of illustrating SF novels with landscapes amalgamated from disparate aspects of the text.


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