Young artist drawn to nature for inspiration

HyperVision winner Michelle Williamson. d423378
HyperVision winner Michelle Williamson. d423378

The short film warns of the possibility of creating a bond with technology so close that we cannot live without it, distancing our relationship with nature.

The 23-year-old said she often felt drawn to nature in her art.

‘Nature is quite simply a topic I often feel drawn to in art,’ Williamson said.

‘As soon as I started sketching images, it just flowed ” the concept grew from my original sketches of the landscape.’

Williamson said although it was very time-consuming, seeing the final product of a stop-motion film was extremely rewarding.

‘It can be painful at times, but in the end, the result is so exciting,’ she said.

‘You are physically crafting a story and a film, with your bare hands, frame by frame, so when you play it back, it’s so rewarding to see the story that you’ve manipulated and brought to life.’

The entrants’ works ” spanning a range of mediums including digital, photography, fashion and jewellery, sculpture and traditional art ” were displayed at Midland Gate shopping centre.