Fiona is in her final year of a Fine Art BA at Wimbledon College of Art, part of the University of the Arts, London.

“The main motivation for my work is to encourage people to look at their worlds in a different way and to explore their surroundings with a kind of childhood excitement. I would love the opportunity to encourage a new way of looking into more people’s lives. I like to focus on the everyday and bring a new twist to it, to explore a new way of perceiving.

My current work focuses on an investigation into what the archaeology of the future might be, following an apocalyptic event. What might the resulting population make of and from the relics we leave behind from our everyday lives? How ingenious might they be? What might their belief systems suggest? What is it like to live “After day X”? I focus on a point just beyond survival, examining the functionality of objects and the ingenuity of humankind. Using objects which are familiar to us and combining them with ancient bush-craft techniques, the resulting sculptures feel both comfortable and uncanny at the same time, encouraging the viewer to keep looking and place themselves in our time and place and to heighten their awareness of the world they live in now.

I’m preoccupied by the interaction between man and nature and so the weathering of these objects used in the sculptures is important in the aesthetic and the concept. I place myself in an almost meditative state when I make this work, crouching on the floor, scrabbling through the objects I’ve collected, trying to make sense of them in a different way; thinking about practicality or spiritual significance through a mixture of initiative based and aesthetic decisions. Considering the potential meaning of what is gathered together. I trawl the streets looking for materials. It’s an obsession!”
Please have a look at my blog and website www.fionalongart.co.uk and postapocalypticwomble.com/

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    Mahadelic says:

    "Fiona is a very talented artist indeed.I like the many and varied ideas that she comes up with,no matter how simple or ordinary the concept.I like the fact that she also takes conventional photos,as well as the inclusion of more personal photos of herself and her art,which,I feel adds more of a 'human' touch.Most of all though,I value Fiona as a friend who has a lot of time for people,and has touched me with her thoughtful and caring attitude."

    21st October, 2006

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    abcdauer says:

    "i love your paintings, had a ligth very good and in flickr is my special friend"

    16th September, 2006

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    folkartblonde says:

    "Fionalongartis the type of artist that makes you just sit and stare. Her eye for detail, emotion, energy, composition, and LIFE is brilliant, and she is one of my favorite artists on Flickr. Her work should be plastered everywhere!!!!"

    25th July, 2006

Name:
Fiona Long
Joined:
December 2005
Hometown:
London
Currently:
London, England
I am:
Female
Occupation:
Artist
Website:
fiona long art