Lucy Elsie Harvey is a visual artist responding to our narrative relationship with objects through craft processes and assemblage. Her small scale sculptures re-appropriate objects and historical forms through metalwork techniques and mixed media installation. By subverting the function of the artefact and responding to collection she creates ambiguous forms which explore our anxieties and desires.
‘I make disconcerting things in metal, collect old things, and dislike small wine glasses.’
Lucy’s enquiry-led work is held in the permanent collection at mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) and she has undertaken residencies and commissions for Aberystwyth Arts Centre, the National Glass Centre Sunderland, and The Art Fund. In 2010 the Crafts Council selected her for their prestigious Hothouse 2010 cohort, and in 2011 she was shortlisted for the Jerwood Visual Arts Maker's Open.