Jane Boyd

Jane Boyd is a British artist who was born in 1953. In 1981, she became the first woman ever to be elected Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts, a two-year Fellowship awarded by Trinity College, Cambridge. Her work explores notions of place by examining the invisible boundaries between place and space.

In her practice Boyd often plays with the effect of light on water and glass, producing works which lie somewhere in between figuration and abstraction. She has a particular interest in urban environments, and the ways in which they change and evolve over time.

In ‘Perfect Strangers’, Boyd documents the interplay of natural light and mirror reflections on the surface of an ornate ceiling. In this eerie photograph the man-made architectural designs take on the appearance of cellular or organic forms.