Knitting love back together since 1986
Lucy Sparrow is a visual artist currently based in Brighton. She works mainly with felt and wool to create over-sized soft versions of existing objects which, when placed in different surroundings, convey an altogether fantastical approach to life. This playful affection she has with her work relieves the conditions that are often put upon artists to produce something deeply profound and monumental.
Lucy’s ‘Feltism’ plays on the distorted scale of childhood and the dreamlike quality to textures. Whilst taking a walk through the surreal fabric landscape where giant sardines lollop next to an innocently blunt pen-knife, the land of the soft conquers the harshness of a sharp edged reality.
The subject matter that she uses with her work is often one that provokes nostalgia and a wish for all things to remain unharmful; a kind of felt Utopia if you like.
Her latest work is a highly-emotionally charged series of tapestries for International Women’s Day at the Crypt Gallery in London depicting the agony and struggle of those suffering from eating disorders.
She has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and had her first solo show, ‘Imitation’ at Hoxton Gallery in early 2012 which included felt parodies of the world’s most famous artworks recreated in felt with a cynical twist.