The Fog Will Lift
Contemporary Artist, born in Guernsey in 1986 and recently moved back to the island after 10 years in the UK. Sian’s Practice is a playful interpretation of social conditioning and its effect on mental health. Working with bright and bold colours, Sian’s work contradicts the negativity and invites questioning.
‘Through looking at images we are exposed to from an early age I aim to offer a new way of thinking about the ideas and preconceptions we were encouraged to make as children; which can lead to prejudices and stereotyping.’
January 20th 2008 10.12pm; phone call to Sian’s parents from the London Police Station. “Is this Mrs Jones, mother of Sian Jones? I am sorry to inform you that Sian has been hit by an Underground train; she is alive, however, she has sustained very serious injuries. She has fractured her femur, ribs and skull and is in a coma. Sian is being treated at the intensive care unit at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.” Little did Sian know at that time that this negative event would, in time, present her with positive opportunities.
On April 7th 2008 Sian was discharged from Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey, with the determination to produce art again. By having first-hand experience of the fragility of life Sian is able to give a well-informed perspective within her practice and hopefully the viewer, as well as Sian, can gain a positive response from it.