Stephanie Mann, Early terrazzo, digital print on silk twill, 2018

John Kinross Scholar in 2013


How did the experience affect you as an individual?
The time to breathe, notice and slow down after a season of high paced academic rigour was really appreciated.


What was the impact on your practice?
I began writing in Florence, which has continued to form a fundamental part of my practice. I still think of the River Arno and how it reflected the sky at night.


What would you say the long term impact has been on yourself and you work?
I have a bolder appreciation for the necessity of boredom. To spend time with no responsibilities (besides determining whether I was having pizza or pasta for dinner) allowed me to move forward in thoughts in a way that is difficult otherwise. Remembering being there reminds me to make space.




Stephanie Mann, Still Life with Pink Beans, film still, RSA Collection