Self (Making) I and Self (Making) II form part of a series of 5 drawings completed in 2017. Self (Making) I was exhibited as part of Regions at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre (16 March – 13 April 2017) and Self (Making) II as part of Beara Arts Festival (4 – 12 August 2017).
Mieke Vanmechelen’s drawings inform her investigative process. The human figure and nature are often aligned, placed in the everyday they may appear strange yet somehow familiar. Dealing with psychological realms and the processes of ‘subjectivisation’, her work at all times seeks to reinforce the imperative connection between living beings and the natural environment and highlight our vulnerability in these times of adversity.