Showing december 2020
Lucy David - Mixed Media
For many years I have used a variety of materials to express my art, my self.
I have an MFA in clay, a long-standing involvement with paper, and a second BA in Papermaking, Bookmaking and Printmaking from the University of Iowa.
I am honored that one of my “cardinal images” will be used for the Eastside
Artists postcard this year. For this image, I came back to the torn paper
assemblages I have constructed all my life. It was very satisfying to make the
image from amate and papers I love.
Currently I am working in a painterly fashion, dyeing and painting scarves, clothing, tea towels, and small watercolor paintings. My life is rich with textural images from our environments. I use a bank of personal imagery, as I have done with all my 2-D work. My studio is full of textures and line-making “alphabets”, even this year incorporating Roman Uncial letters in my work. My gardens are wild with prairie flowers and weeds – a special source of images. I have a great love for trees, their grand rootedness and loftiness to the sky. They possess a spirituality that enthralls and nurtures me.
My life is rich with textural images from our environments.
My blank books have covers often made of images I have created, drawn, painted, dyed or made in paste paper. Other books are covered in beautiful Japanese papers or papercase paper made at the UI Center for the Book at Oakdale. My Childhood Keepsakes I began making in 1998.
I have several pieces purchased by UIHC, have shown nationally and internationally. I have participated in the Eastside Artists Show and Sale since the very first one.