Created using digital collage, the artwork plays with ideas of place and how buildings, cities, places mean different things to different people. History is always present; the archways reference the architecture of the railway lifting tower and the cogs and gears allude to the industrial past but are also a metaphor for creative thought and progress. The large eyes are a compositional device to create a point of focus but also give the building a human feel.

Portrait photography: Bevan Cockerill


Becky is an artist and illustrator based in York.
She combines a variety of processes to create her work; collage, print-making, stitch and drawing are used most frequently along with digital processes.
She recently completed an MA in Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University, where her practice was deeply influenced by research into ritual.  
Visually her work is an eclectic mix of historic and contemporary visual culture, that explores the themes of  ritual, play and wonder.

“I am interested in developing large scale interactive artworks that offer audiences a form of escapism or allow them agency over the work in some way.”

Becky worked as a lecturer in Art and Design and now uses her teaching experience to extend her practice by working with the public and community groups. She believes that art plays a vital role in people’s lives and that everyone should have the opportunity for creative expression.

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