Lucy Unwin

The inspiration for my work derives from natural forms, organic shapes found in nature or the human figure.  When working with stone I sometimes use the natural shape of the material for guidance before releasing the form within. I enjoy using a variety of stone, and the challenges that different materials present. The physical process of working, which is often very demanding is important to me, as by combining physical and mental energy I am able to create the desired outcome.
‘Shell Form’ is my latest sculpture following a shell theme. These sculptures have been developed from looking at shells, particularly those found washed up and partly worn away. ‘Shell Form’ is carved from Carrara marble as the attributes of the marble enable me to hollow right through the stone as well as create the delicate edges. The outside of the shell has been polished, reminiscent of a wet shell glistening on the beach.