Home Sweet Home – Lucy Wayman

MARCH 28, 2016

Lucy Wayman is a final year Sculpture student at Edinburgh College of Art, whose work focuses on the material and the presence of the artist’s touch. Her works often combine traditional craft and hold strong references to the body.

Lucy Wayman est une étudiante en sculpture de dernière année au Collège d’Art de Edinburgh. Son travail met l’accent sur les matériaux et la présence d’une touche artistique unique à l’artiste. Ses oeuvres combinent souvent l’artisanat traditionnel et détient de fortes références au corps.

Can you describe Home Sweet Home?

Home Sweet Home is a tight macramé weaving pinned up above head height on a wall, weighed down with rocks to create a taught form.

What significance does this project have to you?

I created this piece whilst I was aboard living in Brisbane, where I made sculptures based on the detrimental impact our relationship to home can have. It is an important piece to me as it reminds me of my time in Brisbane.

Who or what influences you?

Things in day to day life influence me, whether its an alignment of buildings on the sky line or a new flyer going round college.

What’s the best part about being a woman* artist in 2016?

As I’m still in art school, I very much have a comfort blanket from the rest of the art world, so I don’t think I’ve discoverd the best part yet.

Artist Statement

The piece is from a series titled ‘Home Sweet Home‘. I created the work when living abroad in Australia, Brisbane. Whilst on exchange in Brisbane I focused on the detrimental presence of our attachment to ‘home’. I used the titled ‘Home Sweet Home’ a key for the viewer to read the series. The piece captures the generational female craft, pinned high up, and is pulled down taught by the weight of rocks.  The piece is ritualist in its presence above head height and hand based craft.

The presented ‘Home Sweet Home’ work is only one of seven pieces in the collection. I see  all the works in the series working uniquely as artworks while remaining equally as strong when displayed in series. Many of the pieces incorporated weight and tension through the use of knots, and stones, but the negative space within the pieces are also a crucial link, and is common place in my works.

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