Darcey Bella Arnold’s practice considers the artist’s close and unique relationship with her mother, Jennifer. Jennifer has an acquired brain injury, which has altered her use of language. As one of her carers, Arnold’s work is a meditation on language, image making and familial relationships.
Using gleaned material, she has explored her mother’s unique use of language and combined it with the artists' language of image making. Through the use of diacritic marks and the misuse of the English language the narrative is left open for interpretation, intentionally, and language becomes a configuration in the creation of a compositional image.
Arnold completed a BFA, Drawing at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007, and a BFA, Honours at Monash University in 2009.
Darcey Bella Arnold is represented by ReadingRoom Gallery, Melbourne.