Zemni Images is a blog of Linda Mayoux, an illustrator, printmaker and photographer based in Cambridge, UK.
Image-making is a necessary part of my own process of making sense of life in our sometimes beautiful, but often insane world. In my ‘parallel life’ as global consultant in participatory development in Africa, Asia and Latin America I meet many wonderful, inspiring people. I see stunningly beautiful scenery – human rural and urban landscapes as well as ‘wild natural’ remote environments. I also see many shocking examples of violence, exploitation, environmental degradation, waste and powerlessness. The more I travel, the more questions I bring back about life at home – where are our ‘developed’ lives trying to get to and why?
I work in a range of media combining drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, painting and digital media. Some of my work is experimental, exploring different media and effects in response to a wide range of briefs.
My current and forthcoming self-generated work has more of a socio-political focus linked to my professional consultancy work. Aiming to provoke people – including myself – to think more deeply about how we are using our lives. Moving beyond angst, anger and ‘compassion fatigue’ to some laughter, appreciation of beauty in everyday things and respect for the common humanity in all of us. To inspire all of us to get up each morning and try and make our world a more just and sustainable place for everyone.
Zemni Images blog brings together my portfolios and presents the different dimensions of my work, research and thoughts for University of the Creative Arts Visual Communications degree. It complements:
- Zemni Illustration blog for level 3 Module: Advanced Practice
- Visual Communication for Development blog for level 3 module: Visual Research
- Zemni Printmaking blog for my level 1 and 2 printmaking
My photography can be found on:
My professional work can be found on: