Forgive them their Debts: Prints from a Creative Practice Research Project exploring Sabbath Economics.
Lou Davis is an Edinburgh based printmaker and artist. She is drawn to pattern, repetition and complexity. Each work begins with drawing; creating rubrics to follow which turn simple ink lines into complex structures. These drawings are then developed into screen prints, lino prints, and more recently, watercolour paintings. Lou’s work explores topics of justice, economics and wellbeing. Her current work looks at economic trends and policies in the light of historic understandings of debt, wealth and economic inequality. Lou’s background in mathematics, theology and community work come together in the prints she produces.
Lou developed her artistic practice alongside a career in community arts development. Beginning in 2005, she worked with community groups, charities and religious organisations who are using arts to foster community cohesion and aid mental health. She has exhibited drawings, prints and mixed media work throughout the UK. Since 2015 she has focused on printmaking, and in particular work in relief printing with lino and in screen printing. Lou studied printmaking at Leith School of Art, is a member at Edinburgh Printmakers and is about to complete a creative practice PhD in Theology at the University of Glasgow, using printmaking as her primary research medium.