Elements of repetition, mirroring, and the use of found objects are methods used by Tamsin Bridge as a means for exploring story telling through her work, together with painting, photography, and film. She begins reading around an area of interest and then processing her thoughts and related memories while walking.
Tamsin Bridge grew up on the welsh borders and now lives in Shropshire. As a child she spent a short time living in Nairobi and later, a few years in Manhattan. Solo and mixed exhibitions include MOMA Wales, Silk Top Hat, Ludlow, and Aberystwyth Arts Centre. She has an MA in Fine Art (Distinction), from Hereford College of Art.
“I am interested in exploring the nature of story: its ability to shape shift in response to time, place and telling. Common themes include fairy tale, forest, and memory. Freud’s concept of the Uncanny informs my work, particularly the way in which memory surfaces in unexpected places and at odd moments together with theories of ‘Deja vu’ and the relationship we have with reflection, inner and outer. I walk to process my thoughts. These walks and related thoughts, feelings and personal memory create further stories and I find myself focusing on following and trying to understand these endless labyrinthine connections. I see my current work as part of a never-ending story growing ever more complicated and compelling for me. A welcome conundrum of sorts.”
Tamsin Bridge Oct 2020