2020/21: Moray School of Art UHI - BA Hons Fine Art (First Class)

2011 - 2012: Bridgehouse Art, Ullapool: Portfolio Course

Becs Boyd graduated as part of the 'Covid' Cohort from Moray School of Art. Her work as an ecologist informs her practice. In work that ranges from ceramics, sound, printmaking, textile, painting, drawing and digital media to creative engagement, she explores her fascination with the materiality of time, politics, poetry, disrupting the human prism and the tactile senses beyond vision in a Covid/Climate aware world. She is interested in the way myriad different timescales and forms of life coexist with the times of our bodies and imaginations. Vulnerability and unpredictability create openings for reciprocal relationships in a world of many kinds of separation

  bubbles of time and space



           time as matter         TOUCH - A PRECIOUS AND A DANGEROUS THING

                                 myriad coexisting timescales          you can't make a conscious robot

                                                                                          MANY KINDS OF SEPARATION

the spaces we don't control                                                                            Listening                                    creative engagement - co-creation                 disrupting the human prism                                            Whatever happens happens...

We can't help being 'ecological' - made of the same stuff and working to the same rhythms as everything else on the planet.  What philosopher Timothy Morton describes as ‘the actually rather boring (and definitely anthropocentric) idea that the world is exactly how humans make it’ makes no sense in a material, unpredictable world. But what happens as virtual and visual modes take over from more complex sensory engagement? What happens when touch becomes a dangerous thing? What happens when isolation and fear spotlight human vulnerability and loss of control? I am interested in uncertainty, politics, poetry, in the 'wild' within and without, in multiple temporalities and in the spaces we don't control. The Anthropocene challenges us to stay awake and keep listening.