Forest + Found
Born in the UK in 1991, Abigail went on to study Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts in London and San Francisco Art Institute. She now lives and works in London having set up her collaborative studio practice, Forest + Found, with partner Max Bainbridge.
Through minimal use of colour and paired back structure Abigail’s large wall based works explore a deep connection to our collective sense of place. Referencing familiar architectural motifs such as bars, grids and drawn lines, patchwork is used to construct broken compositions that illustrate the failed or fractured in both our built and natural surroundings. The act of piecing together these compositions is a direct way for her to navigate the conflicts of living and working in a city while retaining the need for a place of solitude and escape. Working with natural dyes affords a subtlety of colour that resonates with her use of negative space to create a sense of stillness and reflection. Working solely with wood tannins and earth to produce a restrained palette, the colours used in her works are inherent to her identity and connection to surrounding landscape.
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