4 May 2023
Sophie Skelton, founder of Behind the Artist asked a few questions about my art practise
'PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT YOUR ARTWORK ’SLUGS AT THE BEECH’. WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND THE WORK? HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO CREATE?
It started with lots of individual sketches. Recently, my interest has been expanding beyond fungi to other under-appreciated diverse organisms like slimy slugs, ‘weeds’ and moss, that all signal a healthy ecosystem. I love to see a process of decay and renewal in action. In the ‘Slugs at the Beech’ artwork, the viewer is looking at this untouched close-up snapshot of nature, I was trying to capture what it might be like to get down close to the forest floor and study this decaying log and symbiotic organisms in all their absurd glory. It’s hard to keep track of exactly how long an artwork like this takes to create because I flit between multiple works-in-progress, but I can tell you it takes a while, one element from the piece takes at least an hour or two to paint!'
Read the full article here -> https://behindtheartist.co.uk/artist-interviews/artist-interview-ailsa-munro