With a practice informed by intuition, collection and composition, Lucy James’ work spans drawing, painting and collage. Armed with a medical scalpel, James harvests images from discarded and forgotten books, recontextualising them into carefully composed hybrids of form and meaning. Touching on issues of inherited folklore, the exploitation of natural resources and relationships with the body, her work evokes fantasies emerging from the vast expanse of our collective imagination.
Sometimes humorous and often absurd, her work brings the viewer into a dreamscape where reality is ambiguous, space defies gravity and history is rewritten.
James has exhibited nationally and internationally, with artwork housed in private collections in Australia, Japan, the USA and the UK.