k u .co. mind our y think re #IFeelBetterWhen Gillian McFarland Gillian McFarland is a Leicester based Artist and registered Art Therapist, She is Artist in Residence at De Montfort University and an Honorary research fellow with the School of Genetics at Leicester University. She is on the council of Leicester Society of Artists. “Art making allows me to be still with things in a reflective process, allowing connections to develop and disappear. The repetition of process reassures and defines the investigation, small actions building into a bigger picture. The’ doing’ becomes charged with potential, causing a sequence of disturbances . I am drawn to these impacts whether pencil dent, pressed ink blots or blown glass. The archaeology of the mark, its material culture invites investigation and the desire to draw closer, to connect in understanding. Enquiry and process impacts in the artmaking and hopefully integrates the viewer and maker with the image. My background in art therapy leans me towards the interplay between internal with the external worlds and our need for classifications with individuality and self discovery.” www gillianadair.co.uk Art Assessor 79