Covering Ground, sculpture by Lucy Irvine
Covering Ground, sculpture by Lucy Irvine.
2012, irrigation piping, cable ties, steel and rust proof paint, 28 x 100 x 62cm (variable). Photograph: Peter Pickering. Ararat Regional Art Gallery Collection.
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Artist Lucy Irvine writes about this work, "Covering Ground incorporates the cycles and patterns of landscape with the symbiotic cycles and patterns intimately present within my own life. It was inspired by my experience of a different kind of way-finding: as I considered the crossing of terrain and learning in landscape, I watched my young daughter go from crawling to walking. The rhythm of the weave, the ever shifting, morphing form became a poetic material counterpoint to how my daughter’s world of knowing shifted as she negotiated the world around her anew. Technically, Covering Ground exemplifies my current weaving methods. My work juxtaposes expansive organic forms with industrially produced, utilitarian materials, primarily nylon cord, irrigation piping and cable ties. Larger pieces, like Covering Ground, are supported by an internal welded steel framework that acts as something of an assault course for the weave. The sculpture evolves in tiny increments allowing the form and concepts to emerge through the process of making." (June 2012).