Roanna Wells


‘When a seemingly insignificant action is carried out multiple times, it begins to gain a significance much greater than just a single action alone.

When a drawn mark is repeated, the mark itself or the process with which it is created begins to attain a greater power, be it the space it fills, or the image it creates, or the number it represents.

When the human hand creates this repetition, no amount of precision or control can quite eliminate the natural diversity within each drawn mark.’

-Roanna Wells

Wells’ work is an ongoing exploration into the effect of this repetitive mark-making in relation to themes of mass groupings, collective presence, the act of representing statistics, and the time and process taken to record these.

Wells’ studied BA(Hons) embroidery at Manchester School of Art and now lives and works in Sheffield.