Lucy Carty’s background in environmental science and biology influences her use of nature as a metaphor for the creative process. She views the earth as a work in progress, with ever-changing natural environments being modelled, carved and coloured by the laws of nature; it is these natural forces and processes, among them gravity, tectonic movement, flooding, weathering and erosion that inspire her practice.
Her work as Artist in Residence for The Scott Polar Research Institute is being shown at Touching Ice from 29 June until 5 July:
135 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
To view the film Hot Rock, about Lucy Carty’s experimentation with encaustic painting after a tour of Iceland, go to www.vimeo.com