The concept of drawing is the subject of my work, focusing on the crucial role of materiality within an essential language of drawing. My current work uses graphite as both mark-making tool and as a material for the physical structure, allowing the qualities of the material to determine the form of the work. Rather than expressing a line, graphite expands and contracts to expose its own surface.

 My research stems from an explorative play with materials, and is supported by an active engagement with the intersection of New Materialism and drawing. The drawn gesture is embedded in the spatial objects comprised of graphite, the material itself becoming activated through its density of weight and mark, as well as a delicate gossamer thinness. The sculptural forms sit between muteness and clamour, interacting with the architecture of the space they are sited within.

Contact me at: lucy@lucycrouch.com