Fiona West is a Zimbabwean-born Australian artist based in Brisbane. Her multi-media practice ranges from large-scale photographs to intimate sculptural projections that reflect on the nature of belonging. Fiona's voluntary migration forms the biographical foundation of her artistic practice.
Her sensory, playful approach combines materially-driven crafted works with digital imagery. Her use of visual tricks, nostalgia and memories help in keeping a sense of the fantastical and whimsical in her work that shares features of puppetry and surrealism.
Fiona has worked in the arts industry in South Africa, London and Australia, and has a Doctorate in Visual Arts through Griffith University, Brisbane. In addition to her visual art practice, to view her book illustrations and school resources, visit elephantshrewproductions.com