Gemma CoyleArtist, Project manager, Arts development worker, Gallery educator
The perturbing, complex, breathtaking, curious, wondrous and absurd world around us, as well as the variety of living forms on it, is the substance that feeds my imagination. I am constantly commenting and trying to solve relevant issues within my works, either in day to day life or more serious global problems such as religious, political or environmental. I believe that humour is one human reaction that is capable of connecting everyone. It echoes a natural human response to issues of difficulty, i.e. – “you have to laugh…”, and through the serious and highly crafted nature of my constructions, it often resonates with elements which are very dark and present within our lives.