Website: Hannah Bunworth
Hannah Burnworth is the artist behind Milk House Studio.
Burnworth has degrees in both art education and studio art. She has been teaching art in Indiana public schools and through private workshops for the last 14 years. She loved the freedom and joy of making as a child, and seeks to bring that experience to students of all ages. In addition to teaching, Burnworth loves to create all things paper. Her collage, paintings and paper books celebrate creativity and design, bringing together a love for texture, color, nature and the beauty of everyday life through motherhood. Burnworth resides in Indiana, USA where she has shown her work both regionally and nationally. Her most recent solo shows were housed at Manchester University and Wunderkammer.
Manila envelopes, old paintings and drawings, vintage book pages, and handmade papers: She is fascinated by paper of all kinds. Paper is the backbone of her work, varying from 2D mixed media pieces to 3D books and even a few paper sculptures. For her, there is a natural ease in working with paper. Working with paper feels like play. She sifts through my paper collection, snipping as she goes. Usually, the composition falls intuitively in place. Hannah often adds stitching to the surface, a solution to several failed attempts with adhesives.
Each day she learns something new though making. A set of symbols has instinctively appeared. The symbols represent how she spends her days, how she uses her days, what is important to her, and how her life is being constructed. They represent her as a lover of nature, a mother, a woman, a teacher and a helper. It is her hope that viewers find beauty in these symbols, and are perhaps even inspired to create their own set of visual symbols to help construct the story of their own lives.