Eleanor Rodwell

Eleanore Rodwell:foto

Eleanore spent two weeks as Artist in Residence in January 2023.

She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2018. Her techniques include drawing, print making and sculpture. Her practice centres around the body and its response to the environment and emotional experience.


Eleanore writes about her residence at Fossekleiva:

«Snowed-in for the first half, I became captivated by the forested cliff-sides outside, and how their looming presence became erased and veiled by the winter storm. Ever-shifting and reappearing, the dissolution of boundaries felt dissociative; calming and unsettling at the same time.

Sketching the landscape beyond my cottage windows in the few hours of winter daylight, I tried to capture this illusory weather through charcoal, chalk and bleeding ink. These drawings evolved each day – as the snow melted, mist removed whole fjords and rain made mountains into an oil slick.

I produced a large body of fabric and paper drawings; the result of intuitively erasing, blending and cutting-up. Slowly, I began to internalise this amorphous environment, seeing it as a reflection of how swiftly and violently emotional states can shift. Disembodied snowdrifts, slippery iced paths, rushing black thaw water under the converted mill.

As part of the residency I also exhibited a selection of pieces and gave a public talk to the local community.»