Mhairi Cormack is a contemporary artist from Glasgow currently based in Dundee. Cormack graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2018 with a degree in Fine Art.
Drawing upon her own experiences with mental health, Cormack explores the idea of escapism, creating alternate worlds through the medium of collage. This ongoing series of work invites the viewer to look through the window into the mind of a stranger. The juxtaposition created between opposing elements in her work represents Cormack’s variety of thoughts, which combine into a mesh of ideas and feelings.
Cormack’s collages are constructed from a mix of materials, including found imagery, magazines and personal photographs. This brings a new dimension to her practice as she plays with texture and depth, whilst also acknowledging the multiple connotations of her pieces. Ultimately, Cormack aims to showcase the fantastical, suggesting that immersive practices can help within the world of mental health.