I’m an explorer with a big passion for the natural world; I strive to discover stories and share those discoveries with others. I have completed BA and MA in Illustration at the Manchester Metropolitan University.
I enjoy experimenting and seeking out original answers to not so obvious questions. DIY is very important in my practice; working with my hands, creating, building something from nothing. I’m interested in always combining the analog with the digital, treating these artistic approaches not as something divided but as something that can aid one another to make a unique whole.
I’m a big fan of drawing and observing. In my practice I’m interested in shedding light on aspects of the every-day life that perhaps often get omitted.
On my recently completed MA in illustration; I have tried to push drawing towards the direction of sport, where I drew on-the-go whilst caving, or in harsh conditions above the ground (30 mph winds, rain, etc.).
I use drawing on location as a primary research tool which also helps me connect with the community. I love working with people from across different
disciplines as this has huge potential to produce incredibly original outcomes.
Website: Dominika Wroblewska
Screen printed cover on yellow PVC, mixed paper stocks, 74 pages, October 2019
(the) Cave Starter Pack is an interactive picture book for adults (but not only!). This is a self-published project (I’m still looking for a publisher) and therefore there are only 22 copies of the book. Each book has been printed and handmade by me.
(the) Cave Starter Pack explores questions such as ‘what is a cave?’ or ‘why are some of us so drawn to caves?’. The objective of this book is to intrigue those who don’t know much about caves, as well as invite those who do, to look at them from a different perspective. It is a celebration of human curiosity and creativity; it’s playful, inquisitive, serious, and humorous. It sheds light on the vibrant, yet
little known to most, life of the British caving community.
It ponders the beauty of the hidden part of our Earth, where the deep geological time interacts with our present time. Here art and science are parallel.
Pencil on diving slate, 10,5 x 15 cm, Summer 2019
The scene was drawn on location in Longcliffe mine in Derbyshire, UK. I take diving slates with me to all caving trips and underground projects so I can sketch interacting with underground spaces. This particular scene is of the members from the TSG caving club mixing cement to secure an unstable mine floor.
China marker on diving slate, 10,5 x 15 cm, November 2021
The scene was drawn on location in Dan-yr-Ogof in South Wales, UK. I take diving slates with me to all caving trips and underground projects so I can sketch people
interacting with underground spaces. This particular scene is of Lee Knight kick-sampling the underground stream in search for Amphipods as part of his Hypogean Crustacea Recording Scheme.