In this installation Lucy Patrick captures the memory of trees she has experienced by exploring the sculptural potential of their fallen leaves and preserving them in a variety of ways – wax, paint and varnish. These curled preserved shapes are suggestive of small bowls or boats or pipistrelle bats clinging to cave rafters and are used by the artist to indicate the passing of time in a colourful display that interacts with the viewer’s movements and is designed to evoke feelings of both sadness, curiosity and joy.
Since graduating in 1996 Lucy Patrick has exhibited widely in the South West, London, Birmingham and France. Her work has an experimental flavour and covers a wide range of media from painting, collage, photography, performance and sculpture. She is inspired by the natural wonder of Dartmoor where she lives, communities, mapping and travel.
The current work is based on spirals she draws on maps of cities, villages and landscapes. The artist then sets out to visit the trees that grow where these spirals intersect with tracks and roads! She is particularly interested in how human and natural landscapes interact and how our emotions are reflected back to us by nature.
Location: The Art Space, Cass Art Bristol
Dates: Monday 18th November - Sunday 1st December 2024
Please note, this exhibition takes place on the lower ground floor and there is no step-free access.