Rebecca Woodcock is one of four AA2A artists at Wolverhampton University and we (Rebecca Collins and I) went to see her at work in her studio to talk to her about her art practice.
Rebecca told us that she is finding the scheme a positive influence on her work as she enjoys working amongst other creative people. She also says she feels privileged to have access to such a comprehensive array of facilities particularly as her practice spans a variety of different mediums. She describes her art as ‘idiosyncratic’. She is clearly not afraid to try anything. Her prolific practice takes advantage of whatever materials are available to her including paint, textiles and ceramics however a constant thread that runs through her work is her inexhaustible drawing which she uses to record her constant flow of ideas and thoughts.
Rebecca sites amongst her many influences, Abstract Expressionism, Gainsborough, Henry Moore and Paula Rego, but she also said that she finds inspiration in ‘everything’. She is currently working on a project inspired by her experiences whilst camping in Pembrokeshire. The project is called ‘Pembrokeshire Promise’ and we found her in her studio working on the fourth sculpture in the project. Each sculpture is inspired by each of the passing seasons and local traditions and are all infused with her passionate interaction with her environment. Rebecca is an artist who truly lives for their art.
Rebecca is planning on giving a lecture about her work to students at the university and will also run a workshop.