Fiona Dean RSA is a Glasgow-born artist, currently living between Glasgow and Dumfries and Galloway. Her work often focuses on landscapes, in particular observations of nature and human interactions with it. From the form and patterns of fields and marshes to hills, ancient fortifications, ruins and found objects, her drawings and sculptures are visual notes of the land and its histories - real and imagined. Words are often ‘etched’ upon the objects and images she makes, playing with how written and visual language might interconnect to suggest narrative or memorial. Recent work has been informed by repeated, daily walks in Dumfries and Galloway’s Uplands and coastal Flows and In-lets, drawing and gathering found objects and fragments as both materials for making, as well as ways of presenting sculptural observations. Often worked in clay or wax, sculptures are transformed into cement, ceramic and bronze, intentionally enhancing traces of process in their drawn, coloured and waxed surfaces.