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Breathless Body

Lucy Wayman

Reference

SAS0123_006

Year

2017

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 200
Length: 400
Depth: 10

Materials

Marine rope

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Wall-mounted
  • Hung from ceiling

Background, history, commissioner of the work

Breathless Body was created for an exhibition, Cave, at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in 2017 and was later shown at House for an Art Lover in Glasgow.

Thematic/contextual information

Repetition is a key element in my work, as it is this comprehensible order I rely heavily upon. My rhythmic repetitive process of making is very therapeutic and calming, which I believe is present in the formation of my work. Through inherited craft techniques, such as weaving, knotting and macramé, I create an emotive tension amongst the forms. The taut shapes created by weighting and knotting heightens the physical relief when the piece hits the floor in a sensuous slump.