My name is Alison Stockmarr, I currently have an exhibition of my 'Face Books' with the Royal Library at the Black Diamond Copenhagen and with the National Trust at the Boat House Gallery Flatford Mill.

Described as a "latter-day borrower", Stockmarr's work has an ethos of reusing and recycling at its heart. As a materials-led artist, she seeks out overlooked objects, puts them under scrutiny. She reinvents her finds, creating visual delights that are distilled into scenarios that allude to the past, with a playful nod to the present.

 

'Face Books' is a collection of work poking fun at Social Media. By matching old photographs with suitably titled books, profiles are constructed, creating a library of invented friends of yesteryear. Apertures are cut into books, with photos and ephemera collaged within their pages. Appropriate, and sometimes inappropriate, narratives are composed to complete the picture!

 

All books were harmed in this art work, however photos and profiles are randomly matched and do not relate to any such persons living or dead. She hopes you 'like' them.