Hi, I’m Naomi Symmonds.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site!
My contact details can be found under the ‘About’ tab in the dropdown menu under ‘Contact’.
I have just graduated with a 2:1 at the University for Creative Arts in Farnham, studying Three Dimensional Design: Glass.
I like to create work that makes social/political commentary, most notably about war, and more specifically – the Iraq war, which was started in 2003. I use glass as a vehicle to express certain aspects of the war, to create statements and to engage the viewer in a discussion about the realities that we face. Unfortunately, personally, I lost my brother diffusing live cluster bombs in Iraq at the start of the war, which has led me to become so interested in the subject, and by producing this work, I hope to engage with you too.
My most recent work is a commemorative wall that looks at the two sides of the Iraq war, one side representing the Western troops, and the other side representing the Iraqi civilians and the destruction to their country. I have posted up my artist statement for this project, and most recently a press release that has been published on the front page of the UCA website and in a few newspapers. I have recently been on the radio with BBC Surrey and BBC South, and was involved in a TV interview with BBC South Today, to talk about my work and journey. These links can be found in the Posts section here on my website and for regular updates you can visit my Facebook page and connect with me! www.facebook.com/naomi.symmonds
Please, feel free to make comments, share information, exhibitions and artists that work in similar ways or around similar subject matter. I love to network and I am always willing to talk to new people about ideas and expand upon my circle of peers!
I am interested in collaborating with others, engaging in commissions, competitions, exhibitions, events and conferences!
Enjoy your visit!