India Rose Bird
India Rose Bird is a London based artist and Printmaker, working primarily within the traditional techniques of woodcut and wood engraving.
Having a lifelong interest in cultural folklore and mythology, India's prints and designs draw inspiration from the magic and celebration of ancient ritual and ceremonial masquerades. Her work is often characterised by folkloric elements, playful narratives, and richly costumed animal-like creatures.
Born in Staffordshire, India studied at Leeds Arts University, graduating in 2013 with a first class honours degree in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design. It was here India first became interested in the beauty and laborious craftsmanship of traditional printmaking techniques and produced a series of highly detailed hand block printed wallpapers. India was awarded the Diana Nelson Memorial Prize in Printmaking the same year, for her efforts and explorations in print.
More recently, India has collaborated with the fabric and bespoke upholstery company, Cocoon Home, producing a range of fabrics and wallpapers inspired by her original folkloric wood engravings.