Chiara Mensa — Prints & design
The Sundial Kitchen, 1 William St, Totterdown, Bristol
My name is Chiara and I am a Bristol-based artist focusing on printmaking inspired by my love for the natural world and the practice of mindfully exploring my surroundings. I believe that art and the act of creating can serve as a way to slow down, be present and truly "see" the beauty and complexity of the world around us.
My main focus is the creation of original art prints from carved lino blocks that I handprint with love and care using a barren or my trusted table-top Pooki press. I truly enjoy the slow making that comes with hand printing linocut blocks, producing small batches of limited edition prints which make for a great way to start collecting original art.