VACMA supported Fiona to purchase a microscope and camera so she could continue to develop this area of her practice at home and from her own studio.
She was also able to purchase canvasses and obtained additional surface materials to work on.
Fiona states, “With this new tool and surfaces, the VACMA bursary allowed me to connect and learn how to set up and hone my skills to digitally photograph plants through the microscope, learning the software tools along the way. And in turn gave me better reference material to use in my practice.
The purchased microscope has added a new dimension to my work. Enabling me to photograph parts of plants not normally seen by the naked eye. And the surfaces gave me the artistic freedom to practice monoprinting/monotyping on wood panels, linen, and Perspex, with no financial constraints.”