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Return Signal, 2019, Mixed media
Markerland II, 2019, Mixed media
Esther Wragg’s works draw inspiration from places steeped in history and the ancient fragments left behind by our ancestors, with a particular interest in the historical objects collected by museums and preserved by archaeological sites.
Wragg explores the marks and objects we leave behind – the thin thread between us and our dependence on the Earth which seems expandingly fragile. Her works do not make reference to a specific culture but instead explore the common marks and repetitions which appear throughout history, starting with the early hominids crafting pottery and cave drawings.
Esther Wragg graduated with BA (Hons) Textile Design from Liverpool (1980). She went on to complete an MA at the Royal College of Art, London (1982).
Wragg worked as a freelance textile designer alongside being a visiting lecturer at the London College of Furniture and the Universities of Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Belfast.
Wragg established a design consultancy partnership, ‘Wragg Art House’ with Stephen Wragg. Together they have three children and have lived and worked in St Albans for over 30 years.
Hertfordshire Open 2020
This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between www.uharts.co.uk and www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.
Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.
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