About Hannah Charlotte Read
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Envisage a dear stood listening silently in the woods; alert, vulnerable, in the moment and in tune with place and self. This is the place I go to, to create.
I find freedom in silence, I find freedom in being able to tell stories of worlds within worlds that are present but rarely seen.
My mission is to strengthen the connection between people and place.
This idea of place and the recapturing of peoples imagination to the wonder in the world is summed up perfectly in this quote by Richard Dawkins (Evolutionary Biologist)
“There is an anaesthetic of familiarity, a sedative of ordinariness, which dulls the senses and hides the wonder of existence…But we can recapture that sense of having just entered in on a life by looking at our own world in unfamiliar ways”
My work aims to take my audience on a journey into themselves whilst also going into the wilds of the world.
I believe in the interconnectedness of all things and I wish to honour the lessons that lie within.
I often look to the animal world to reflect our human experience as I honour the power that is held within the eyes of a fellow creature of the earth. It is my understanding that through healing our connections, telling our stories and looking in new ways we can start to reconnect and heal ourselves and the planet.
I am inspired by the work of Salvador Dali, Grayson Perry, Mark Ryden, David Stoupakis, Elizabeth McGrath, Marcus Coates and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd to name a few.
I also take inspiration from Shamanism and Numerology as this guides me to keep creating from the heart by following my natural flow in order to create work with meaning, soul and purpose.