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Undulating 6

Lucy Wayman





Dimensions (cm)

Height: 700
Length: 8000
Depth: 700


Industrial Kentucky Mops

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Hung from ceiling

Background, history, commissioner of the work

Undulating was a piece I created whilst at university for my degree show, which was later shown at the New Contemporaries at the Royal Scottish Academy the following year. It is made up for 134 industrial Kentucky mop heads all hand tied together around metal hoops in one continuously line of 80m. It's size and shape can be altered to the desired space, with it's total length able to be altered with removing sections by hand and is best shown hung from multiple points from the ceiling.

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 calming and therapeutic 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 shaped created by weighting and Knotting heightens the physical relief when the piece hits the floor in a sensuous slump.