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IMOGEN WELCH

Data Protection by Imogen Welch

Imogen Welch, Data Protection (2008)
Office equipment, furniture, envelopes
Width 155 cm, depth 130 cm, height 140 cm

Imogen Welch worked in computing for years before returning to education to do a Fine Art degree. She is active in the Watford Recycling Arts Project and is resident artist at the Apsley Paper Trail - a project that combines heritage, education, recycling and art.

Her practice has concentrated on the relationship between surface and object and often involves the obsessive transformation of real world objects by the addition of everyday materials or substances, making the ordinary 'uncanny' and taking the familiar into new territory.

In Data Protection, patterns from the inside of business envelopes are exquisitely 'patch worked' onto an office workstation. 'Security envelopes' have patterns to prevent opportunists getting information from letters and statements. Currently we're obsessed with the security of digital data and identity theft, so this piece is a vain attempt to prevent our information falling into the wrong hands.

One hundred and eighty pounds was made by rubbing a £20 note with a graphite stick on Bible paper. Not only does the water mark magically appear with this method, but surprisingly the raised intaglio ink leaves its image too. Where Imogen's work has often been about transforming the surface of 3D objects by covering them with various 2D materials, here she has captured the 'secret' 3D elements of banknotes into a 2D drawing.

Imogen Welch's website

One hundred and eighty pounds by Imogen Welch

Imogen Welch, One hundred and eighty pounds (2009)
Graphite on Bible paper
47 x 33 cm

IMOGEN WELCH'S CONVERSATIONS AND INTERACTIONS:

Slip Dipping
Conversation at Alex's
Conversations with Clay
Self-Critical Badges
The Shredded Money Project
Round in Circles
Lis's Walk
Cake and Art at Martina's
Discussion at Mary's
Messy Hair 101
Conversation at Cally's
Remarkable Bookshelf
Places
Interface in Reading
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