Cans and plastic packaging

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Lucy’s work is informed by her surroundings both aesthetically and by the physical objects that she finds left behind.  She has developed her own hybrid printing and joining method involving aluminium cans and plastic packaging.

This is an on-going investigation of fusing art techniques with waste materials. Whilst the very action of working with waste is a comment on the environment she does not project this to be the dominating message, instead there is a focus on how to celebrate the materials characteristics.

The strong desire to utilise waste materials within her practice stems from growing up in a busy household of refurbishment, family members frequently return with items for renovation they have found abandoned eg in skips, on the street

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CanREvam
2020

Mixed media painting and print on to cans
122 x 130 cm

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Blue
2019

Mixed media wall sculpture, plastic packaging, cans, embroidery
70 x 115 cm

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Circle
2017

Mixed media print on to cans
80 x 160 cm

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Tubepack
2019

Mixed media wall sculpture; plastic packaging, fabric, embroidery
52 x 65 cm

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Ironing and Coriander
2020

Mixed media  print on to cans
80 x 30 cm

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Fruity

Mixed media print on to recycled cans

35 x 35cm

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Worms and Wonders
2020

Mixed media print on to cans
170 x 130 cm

Family bakers
2021

Mixed media print on to recycled cans
35 x 35cm

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Prickle
2021

Mixed media print on to recycled cans
34 x 43cm

Hut 
2021

Mixed media print on to recycled cans
30 x 30cm frames

Blossom
2021

Mixed media print on to recycled cans
34 x 43cm

Ladders
2021

Mixed media print on to recycled cans
34 x 43cm

Flower, jug, fish
2022 

Mixed media print on to recycled cans
27.5 x 43cm framed

Feet
2021

Mixed media print on to recycled cans
72 x 53cm framed

To the bridge
2021

Mixed media print on to recycled cans
110 x 80cm

Blue move
2022

Mixed media print on to recycled cans
27.5 x 43cm framed

Drains and stripes
2022

Mixed media print on to recycled cans
23 x 27cm framed

Banana stick
2022

Mixed media print on to recycled cans
33 x 27cm framed

Nocta
2017

Mixed media print on to cans
3 x 100 x 200 cm