Flora McLachlan & Sarah Naybour, Artweeks 2006 (May 20 - June 4), St Giles Church, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Sarah Naybour's new prints from France use abstract expression to portray nature in even finer detail. Compositions of leaves are printed onto carved relief, cleverly marrying the figurative and abstract to engaging effect. Evocative titles such as 'When Morning Moves' and 'Slipping into Autumn' brings the experience of nature closer to the viewer, inviting us to share the Artist's sense of heightened consciousness. Naybour has developed an original and individual style of self-expression and generously shares the ideas behind her technique with visitors, inspiring budding printmakers. Representing natural forms through a visual collage is reminiscent of 1940's Cornish Artist John Wells. Wells' quote of the experience of Art itself seems appropriate to describe this exhibition, 'here is a tremendous language capable of conveying elemental truths. Words can't say these things'.