Miss Todd (luminous)

Miss Todd (luminous)

Artist – Debi Keable

Design Description

My Moth design is inspired by Emma Lilian Todd (1865 – 1937), the first woman to build a heavier-than-air flying machine (1906). Also the first woman to apply for a licence to fly, her aircraft design was inspired by the wings of the Albatross.

The body of the moth painted in black acrylic with edges highlighted in luminous glow paint (white in daylight / aqua blue on night). The wings will be clear acrylic sheet (molded and attached) hand screen printed with Albatross wings using luminous glow inks. (White in daylight, aqua blue at night)


Artist Statement

Currently an intern at Hull School of Art, I graduated from there in June 2011 (Contemporary Fine Art Practice) Since graduating I have continued to work with screen print, light and innovative materials and mediums.

My work has been shown at the International Print Biennale alongside Kurt Schwitters ‘Merz Barn’, Light Night Leeds, Freedom Festival, Burton Constable Hall, Humber St Sesh.

I am a qualified teaching assistant and community art worker with experience of working in hard to engage areas of Hull. I am currently working with HSAD, ABP/Siemens on an Art Installation for the GreenPort, opening Spring 2016.