Bone Umbilical 2 is a work that explores enduring family relationships. I start every work with the gathering of materials, sticks and fabric and twine to build forms and these are imbued with whatever is on my mind.
This subject of family has been challenging, but what shone through on its completion is the desire to find balance within powerfully charged interactions. It is this ability to endure that makes us who we are, both fragile and enduring. I find much beauty in this vulnerability.
Courtesy of Olsen Irwin Gallery
Lyons lives and works in Sydney where she has had several solo exhibitions. Her work can be found in public and private collections in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sweden, France, London, New York and more recently in Thailand. Lyons studied Fine Arts at Melbourne’s RMIT University and was then awarded her Masters at Sydney’s COFA.
50 x 54 x 40 cm
Judges of the 2014 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Lisa Havilah (Director of Carriageworks), Justin Miller (International Art Advisor and former Chairman of Sotheby's Australia) and Gretel Packer (Arts Patron and Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW).
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