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Phytology by Lucy

A while back I was commissioned by Michael Smythe to create an installation that would accommodate various wildlife in The Phytology site. This hidden urban garden already houses bats, birds, foxes...a medicinal garden, a visiting herbalists, artists in residence and possibly the only worthwhile billboard in the whole of London that reaches across the estate over to the distant glass towers of the City.

Their gates opened last week for the season and on Resonance FM a beautiful program by Lucia Scazzocchio documenting the site was aired,

Clear Spot 26/05/16:

"The Phytology Hour features interviews with and original sound artworks by Michael Smythe, Gabby Boraston, Lucy Cash, Lucy McLauchlan, Lucía Montero, David Nash, James Nixon, Duncan Robertson, Stick In The Wheel, Sam Wallman & Sarah Westcott. Launched in Bethnal Green Nature Reserve in 2014, Phytology is a Nomad Projects commission, part physic garden; part cultural institute; part urban wilderness; and a platform for collaboration across the arts, humanities and sciences. The programme was produced by Lucia Scazzocchio."

(thank you to Andrew Wong for the photo)

For my installation 'Places to Dwell that May Never Have Been Seen'

I spent some time collecting discarded objects otherwise destined for land fill to create location-responsive installations situated throughout the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve woodland. These sculptural works were considered so they could work as habitats for the local wildlife. Be that upturned bottles, inside the skulls, beneath the totem pole and between the computer components.

 The installation will be open to the public from May 7th till September 3rd, 2016.

Collection...on show now by Lucy

Currently on show at the Lazarides Gallery for the group show 'Still Here'. Running until 24th March.

‘Female (singular)’
‘Female (singular)’
‘Female (singular)
Ink, acrylic, copper leaf on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016
‘Male (singular)'
‘Male (singular)'
‘Male (singular)'
 Ink, acrylic, copper leaf on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016
‘Female (plural)'
‘Female (plural)'
‘Female (plural)'
Ink, acrylic, copper leaf on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016
‘Male (dependant: 73 days)’
‘Male (dependant: 73 days)’
‘Male (dependant: 73 days)
Ink, acrylic, copper leaf on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016
‘Reliant (plural)’
‘Reliant (plural)’
‘Reliant (plural)
Ink and acrylic on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016

Inside Rathbone Place by Lucy

Photos from my solo show Marking Shadows at Lazarides Gallery, Rathbone Place London.

All paintings were created outside in the woods where I spent a couple of months studying the area.

In particular the way we react and impact on our natural environment.

These works are my intervention with this woodland area.

Thanks to Jess Howell and Ian Cox for the photos.

 

 

Front Room (from left to right):

 

'U' 'I' 'O' (Yew I Owe) 99 x 98cm. Monoprints hand burnished Yew on traditional Japanese paper with 2 colour screenprint.

'Nocturnal' 109cm diameter, ink and acrylic on canvas.

'Response' 149cm diameter. Ink and acrylic on canvas.

'(Yew) Black' 95 x 89cm monoprint hand burnished Yew on traditional Japanese paper with 2 colour screenprint.

 

 

 

 

'Studies no. 351 - 489'  43 x 43cm. Ink, acrylic, spray paint and varnish on beech.

These 20 studies directly reference each of the 20 beech stumps in the woods where I created all of the works. The deep scars of the saw and the fluorescent orange bruises from the marks sprayed onto the trees indicating which are to be felled.

The now stunted beech trees were felled due to the council planting saplings too close together and forgetting about them.

 

'U' 'I' 'O' (Yew I Owe) 99 x 98cm. Monoprints hand burnished Yew on traditional Japanese paper with 2 colour screenprint.

'Nocturnal' 109cm diameter, ink and acrylic on canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

Back room (from left to right):

 'A.L.K'  150 x 63cm monoprint on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper.

'Response' 149cm diameter. Ink and acrylic on canvas.

 'Here'  'Now'  'Gone'  148 x 90cm monoprints on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper (Hewn oak wood print with 3 colour screen print).

 

 'Here'  'Now'  'Gone'  Monoprints continued.

'Regrowth' 109cm diameter, ink and acrylic on canvas.

'(Hewn Oak) Cut' 150 x 63cm monoprint on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper .

'Intervention 1-5' Installation of  5 panels, ranging from 60 - 100cm (w) x 200 - 300cm (l). Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 

  'Here'  'Now'  'Gone'  148 x 90cm monoprints on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper  (Hewn oak wood print with 3 colour screen print)

 

 

 

'(Hewn Oak) Cut' 150 x 63cm monoprint on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper.

'Intervention 1-5'   Installation of  5 panels, ranging from 60 - 100cm (w) x 200 - 300cm (l). Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 

 'A.L.K'  150 x 63cm monoprint on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper.

 

 

'Intervention 1-5'   Installation of  5 panels, ranging from 60 - 100cm (w) x 200 - 300cm (l). Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 

 

 

Installation continued by Lucy

'Intervention 1-5' Installation of  5 panels, ranging from 60 - 100cm (w) x 200 - 300cm (l). Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 2014

These lengths of fabric were painted on site in the woods.

Allowing the elements to take control and guide my hand whilst painting, following the contours of the tree trunks and the shadows cast.

Installed in the gallery suspending from the ceiling in a cluster, a copse, as the trees that they were painted amongst.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Intervention 4' 100cm  x 200 cm. Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 2014