Many depictions of Mary Magdalen(e) show her as merely a beautiful repentant sinner. I found the story of how she stayed by Jesus's side during his crucifixion (after his other disciples had fled) deeply moving. I have tried to capture the courage and kindness that would be needed for such an act of loyalty and friendship.
Commissioned by The Memorial Arts Charity for the Art and Memory Exhibition, West Dean Gardens in West Sussex, 2009.
The Cupped Hands are on permanent display in the sculpture park in the grounds of Grimthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire.
Clipsham stone 900mm high x 1250mm wide x 1450mm deep.
My artist's statement:
This is a very personal response to the loss of a loved one. I wanted to make something that would feel gentle and cherishing. It came from a very simple need to feel that the person would still be held - if not by me, then by the earth or a greater spirit. While the gesture is sheltering and protective, there is also a sense of offering.
A commemorative sculpture designed to sit on a desk or window sill.
The pose is based very closely on one particular photograph. The features have been simplified to emphasise the great bond between mother and daughter.
Caen limestone 420mm high x 230mm wide x 140mm deep
"Lucy created for me, from a block of stone and a scattering of family source images, a work of art that captures the essence of a loving mother and daughter."
A garden sculpture commissioned in memory of an otter loving grandfather.
The carving was designed with the grandchildren in mind, and is robust enough to be clambered upon. Read client feedback.
English red sandstone 540mm high x 500mm wide x 240mm deep
I chose to focus on the human warmth of this traditional subject, and pared down the forms to emphasise the strong simplicity of the emotions.
This is a gentle, domestic sculpture small enough to sit quietly on a desk, a windowsill or bedside table.
Caen limestone 350 mm high x 140 mm wide x 80 mm deep
Central image - shown on an oak base made from a 16th century church gatepost.
This sculpture is based on the type of beasts that support the feet of knights on medieval tombs. See my blog post about this commission.
Ancaster limestone 450 mm high x 350 mm wide x 250 mm deep