Liffey Joy, a mixed media artist born in the UK in 1990, uses materials such as ink and salt to create monochromatic works. She graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2011 and practices in Cape Town.
Her work focuses on materiality and makes uses of multiple media. She veers towards using those with unpredictable characteristics; embracing the unknown and playing with these chemical, and sometimes seemingly alchemical, reactions.
This freedom is in contrast to her controlling nature and allows her a way to work through and process emotions and events that would otherwise be too overwhelming to confront.
This manifests in the organic processes used link to the natural subject matter seen in some of her works, and highlights a sense of fragility and vulnerability that links all living things.