Exhibition and Gallery works
Large-scale pencil drawings and paintings.
Ionas pencil works are detailed hyper realism pieces with a surrealist vision in a theatrical landscape; blending real life with the imagination. Iona uses the pencil as a descriptive tool to visualise imaginary worlds with content from reality, everyday objects, personal life, symbolism and made up mythologies.
The body and physicality are a central theme to her work. Metamorphosis and the edge of change or becoming undone, building layers of narrative.
The constant unknown and sense of impending change or awakening threads through all her works. At once both present and futuristic with an ancient history.
Disintegration, renewal and union blend with anatomy, frameworks, architecture and nature. Looking from the inside out.