Esther Maxwell Orumbie

Esther Maxwell-Orumbie uses linocut printing, drawing and textiles to create works. She explores ideas of displacement and mental health, how we adapt culturally and socially to new countries, and the impact of such change on ourselves. The cultures of the world influence her; however, her foundations are strongly influenced by the African diaspora and memories of her childhood. 
“I love to create. As a mental health patient, it is important for my wellbeing. I wouldn’t feel as whole as I do if I didn’t create. It’s a measure of my identity.” Esther Maxwell-Orumbie
Esther led on the exhibition Transitions at Bethlem Gallery in 2020, created in collaboration with the Mother and Baby Unit, Bethlem Royal Hospital. Esther worked with service users and staff to create lino and mono prints inspired by the ordinary artefacts and occupations of individuals’ past and present lives.  

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