Showcase: Lily Cummins
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The work: Lily Cummins, Into that Vast Oblivion. Acrylic, gesso, graphite, oil stick and marker on timber board, 50 x 50cm.
Lily Cummins assembles and disassembles, constructs and reconstructs. Her drawings are in a state of flux as she marks and scratches their surface, revealing layers just as quickly as she conceals them. She describes this recent work as a domestic landscape: “It looks at how architecture and space can hold you and remain in your memory,” she says. “Buildings can have a huge impact on our subconscious and certain locations can leave an indelible mark.” Using graphite, gesso, oil stick, acrylic and coloured pencil, Lily builds up layers to remove some of the two-dimensionality inherent in traditional drawing practices. This, together with a soft and sensitive colour palette, gives Lily’s work a dreamlike quality.