I like to explore the margins of human existence – the edge between the tame and the wild, between perceived and just beyond being visible. This year has involved looking at harbours, at boats passing in and out, at lighthouses and islands on the horizon, at farms nestled against wild lands. I am looking at home and safety, alongside that which might threaten, but yet it is a joy, and a source of sustenance, to body and spirit. Drawing is partly as observed record, part as contemplation and often forms the basis of my work. Storing image and feeling as memory, I return to work with what I have gathered in the studio. This year I am also working in the darkroom.
Last year I worked at Allan Bank as part of C-Art’s Art in Extraordinary Places where I shall be returning this year. Here I was very much looking at interior space and its relationship to the world outside. Sometimes we are totally within a room, at other times the view from a window can absorb us. Dreams, memories and associations can fill a space and transform it. In my finished pieces I am looking to represent the experience of being present in a moment of awareness as much as a physical space. Memory is selective and highlights certain things. I hope when the work is viewed it can become part of the viewers own reflections.
Lucy will be working at Allan Bank as part of C-Art Extraordinary Places.
Allan Bank are hosting a Heritage Open Day on the 9th September 2016 with Free Entry.
Please note: There is disabled parking only.
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