Spirit of Air: Inscriptions by Lizzie Farey

Spirit of Air: Inscriptions by Lizzie Farey


Spirit of Air: Inscriptions by Lizzie Farey presents a new body of expressive willow works by one of Scotland's highest profile practitioners.

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Who is this for? - All
Dates: 20 November 2010 - 27 February 2011
Cost: Free

Lizzie explains that
'I respond to the events in my life by making aerial and wall sculptures. Using willow as a medium for drawing I find a freedom to let my thoughts and emotions fly. Emerging themes that re-occur are flight, relationships and nature....the work has come from a journey that I have been making: travelling away from the more intense, closely woven pieces that I have produced in the past towards a much lighter, aerial direction, using willow as a medium for drawing in air.'

Willow has truly captured Lizzie's facination, an attraction sustained by her continuous exploration of the qualities of this and other natural materials of choice. Her skilful manipulation of willow, hazel, birch and ash is evident in these pieces that have evolved from the baskets and sculptures with which she was most readily associated in the past.

An illustrated publication accompanies the exhibition. Spirit of Air is a partnership project with the Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, and is supported by Creative Scotland.