Eileen Whites’ interdisciplinary practice focuses on historic places and sites and is based on researched narratives and often collaboration. She examines the attempts we make to locate ourselves as a means of investigating themes relating to time and value.
Her work relies heavily on a relationship with materials and process in particular paper and print. The haptic is a constant in her work as well as her tactic language of process and methodology. Her manual processes allow for reflection and embodiment through the documentation and recording of time.
Using meditative, durational and embodied processes and materials, she continues to develop a specific material language, which is rooted in the domestic, textiles and alternative printmaking in the broadest sense.
Her current work develops these themes by referencing analogue processes and gestural mark-making. Using cameraless photography and printing techniques she continues to develop physical and meditative processes to capture a fleeting moment and illustrate a narrative about place.
Eileen is currently artist in residence at Mottisfont, National Trust. 2018