Gail Mallatratt

Mallatratt's work balances a believable though largely imagined universe. It is her inspiration to create images of the spiritual in a setting in which it is alive. Hopi Kachina prints began with sketches of the desert landscape and imaging the dancers both as tribesmen in costumes as well as spiritual essences- Kachina. the whole context: light and colours emerged as the images developed. She drew imagery to reflect the magical connection to earthly terrain and to the rain.

Likewise, the volcanic eruptions of Mount Teide with their colours and twisted forms have a real setting which holds an invisible charge.

Another topic--- the print of Growing and its colours derive from the memories and feelings resulting from the spirit of old family photographs.