Photo: Salina Somalya in Lancaster, North West

Salina Somalya

Artist, Maker, Project manager, Lecturer / academic, Community worker

Salina's artwork encompasses a variety of metals from anodised aluminium to steels, together with other complimentary materials to accent the metals. All her artworks are individual and predominantly inspired by nature,the natural form and architecture. In her work she aims to capture the essence of her inspiration and re-interpret it into her own stylised design. Salina is particularly well known for her use of anodised aluminium in creating beautiful distinguished artworks for both interiors and exteriors. Anodised aluminium provides the perfect canvas for creating distinctive patterns and visual texture with a palette of subtle and striking colours. Combined with the versatility of the metal, anodised aluminium enables Salina to combine art, design and sculpture in creating a variety intricately designed artworks. At the other end of the spectrum Salina works with steels and non-ferrous metals, designing and creating a variety of artworks that incorporate the principles of design with engineering; from alluring engineered dragonflies to commemorative sculptures for various institutions. Salina's practice includes the production of numerous artworks created for public and private collections, including artworks spanning hospital corridors, entrance features for private and corporate environments, and custom made pieces for private collections. Alongside her practice, Salina has worked on a variety of educational projects with schools, colleges, galleries and community groups as well as exhibiting nationally and internationally. read full statement

Location Lancaster, North West
Activities Early years education, Primary education, Secondary education, Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Arts in health, Community arts, Community consultation, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Gallery education, Project management
Artforms Education project, Project, Metalwork, Public Art, Sculpture
Tags Sculpture, Metal, Northwest, National, International, Artist, Community, Schools, Hospitals, Lancashire
Website http://www.salinasomalya.com

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