Photo: Mike Dodd in Norwich, East

Mike Dodd

Artist

Following a career as an illustrator in the UK, I have lived in southern France since 2001 where I have explored the creative potential of freedom from the restrictions which the demands of commercial illustration placed upon me. I completed a Masters degree in Fine Art at UWIC in Cardiff, Wales in September 2008 and my piece for the MA final show was chosen by the artist Simon Fenoulhet for review and inclusion as an MAStar on this site. During the summer of 2009, I made a raft journey of 1000 miles down the Mississippi River, from Minnesota to Memphis, Tennessee, creating site-specific pieces along the riverbank as I went. My excitement at the possibilities which exist for me as an artist rather than a commercial illustrator is considerable. However, I have come to understand, particularly during my course of studies for the MA, that the skill and expertise which I acquired during my career in illustration can serve me well in realising projects which require the precision and attention to detail which is so important to my practice. Subsequent to my journey down the Mississippi, site-specific installation and an engagement with the ephemeral aspects of this kind of work has become an increasingly important part of my practice. read full statement

Location Norwich, East
Activities Public art, Temporary exhibitions programme
Artforms Installation, Public Art, Sculpture, Text
Website http://www.mike-dodd.com