Katja Abbott

After studying graphic design and working as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and editor for many years, I am currently completing a Visual Arts degree through UNISA. In a world where the conflict between nature and technology is ever present, I am concerned with the effect that rapidly diminishing wild spaces has on the well-being of both humans and animals. Using a variety of mediums including clay, textiles and mixed media, I explore this disconnect from wilderness, wildness and our instinctual and intuitive nature.

The primary source of inspiration for my work is the imagery that emerges from the dark and silent realm of the dreamtime. My art practice allows for the unpremeditated emergence of forms and imaginary worlds that lie below the surface of everyday reality.