Sally Adams combines printmaking, collage, drawing and painting, to illustrate visual aspects about the human condition and how we as humans interact with the physical and natural world.
She often using mythology and stories as starting points, but inevitably, her personal experiences begin to creep in to the imagery. For the artist, mythology is visual poetry attempting to describe human qualities through symbolism, trying to explain both dysfunctional and defining characteristics. It is this imagary that interest Adams.
“How does a beast or a tree have human characteristics and how can I explore this through visual language?”
Through marks and the gestural qualities of mono-printing and relief printing, Adams experiments with motifs, painting over them and cutting them up until they take on their own life.