I use layers of paper, fabric, found objects, meaning and metaphor to tell stories. My work has an earthy imperfect nature–I nearly always use natural materials. Themes include mending, and the beauty of the broken and damaged. I love repairs to be visible, to be celebrated, often using gold or red thread. My work is frequently contained like reliquaries, I am interested in what we consider sacred and how we preserve it.
Josie Beszant is a mixed media artist. She uses traditional cut-and-paste methods in paper collage and combining with textile techniques and found objects. She has exhibited widely in joint and solo shows in the United Kingdom and occasionally in the USA, France and New Zealand.