Liverpool artwork of the day – Wednesday November 28 2007. ‘Pink-n-Posh’ by Tracy Lewis at The Grange until December 22 2007
“Having studied Textiles at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 1990 I then continued to live work and exhibit in London for a further 17 years. However I have since recently returned to my place of birth here in Merseyside where I prefer to find myself closer to nature.
For some time I have been working with natural materials making wall pieces and sculptural works.
My favourite material being roses, so very attractive they possess a delicate strength. I find manipulating them into new forms really exciting. I am often asked about the durability of these natural art pieces. They last for years. For example how long does a bowl of potpourri last? It is generally thrown away because it’s got tattered and dusty. Potpourri placed in a Perspex case would last untouched for years too.
I have always been extremely interested in the passage of time. Watching the seasons in all of nature, playing witness to birth, death and birth again. Recently I have been working on Memory Boxes. Collecting all the treasured bits that have been stored over the years, shells, old photographs, jewellery, dried flower heads, seeds, anything which holds sentimental value. Placing these treasured items together to create collaged boxes of past times is not only enjoyable but an interesting legacy for future generations to glimpse! I hope you enjoy the journey too. ”
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