Alison Stockmarr

Alison Stockmarr

Alison Stockmarr’s work has an ethos of storytelling and repurposing at its heart. All original materials are recycled into scenarios that at first glance allude to the past, but with closer inspection often offer an ironic nod to the present.

Apertures are cut into books and record covers and ephemera collaged in layers. As a materials-led artist and maker, book and record titles are her starting point.

Currently her work falls into five distinct categories: ‘Face Books’, a witty take on social media; ‘Picture Books’, beautifully illustrated book art; ‘Collaged Record Covers’, collaged vinyls; ‘Alphabetical Encyclopaedias’, each open at a pertinent double-spread subject; and lockdown led to ‘Letters’, using old collaged envelopes.

All are made from pre-loved paper ephemera and each piece carries with it her signature, playful, embellishments.

The Face Book ‘A Stirring Book for Girls’ was included in the 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

She exhibits nationally and internationally.