Jemma Gunning is a Bristol based printmaker who specialises in etching. In her work she celebrates the beauty she finds in abandoned buildings (of which there are quite a few in the locality!). Etching is the perfect medium for Gunning’s visual elegies – the process requires an enforced ‘decay’: she uses acid to bite into her copper etching plates to form the lines of her image; a process that resonates with the natural decay of the structures Jemma Gunning finds her inspiration in. She searches for the lost narratives, imagines the forgotten former inhabitants, and creates highly detailed images of these abandoned interiors and exteriors. Her works ask us to slow down and properly consider subjects that too many of us would normally walk straight past and ignore. I wanted to find out more about Jemma Gunning’s impressive prints.