My first impulses to make art came from a need to create both a native language and place for myself. I grew up moving from Mexico to France to Spain to the US - the daughter of an American diplomat and a Scottish geologist. I became a keen observer of what is gained and lost in translation as people, books, and ideas move from culture to culture, context to context.
As an art student I became interested in exploring the liminal moment when a word becomes an image of a word. That was an opening for me to explore, through drawing and painting, the visual qualities of literary language. LINK ALEXANDRA GRANT