Monday, 28 May 2012

Lucy Lean - Paper Crane Project

Lucy Lean , 2010
SAW is delighted to appoint emerging artist Lucy Lean to work on our Paper Crane Project.  Lucy impressed us at interview with a wealth of creative ideas, showcasing her extensive research plus a large bag full of origami cranes in different materials and beautiful sheets of stitched together paper cranes.

Lucy will be leading a series of community and school workshops throughout June and July to amass a large quantity of recycled paper cranes for this collaborative project. 

These cranes will then take form as a large installation, devised by Lucy, for Slimbridge Wetlands Centre in Gloucestershire during the Summer of 2012 and at The Avalon Marshes Centre during Somerset Arts Weeks 2012.  This project is part of SAW's ongoing project work with the Great Crane Project and Lucy's placement has been generously supported by Bruton school for Girls.

Lucy graduated in 2010 from Somerset College and her contemporary 2D and 3D work with textiles and mixed media has continued to develop. She finds the main source of her inspiration in the naturally occurring patterns and forms from around her rural home in West Somerset. The processes she uses in her work are experimental and often involve a repetitive use of stitch, cutting and layering.  Lucy brings these skills, ideas and elements to The Paper Crane Project.

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