Lizzie Farey’s intricate structures capture a still moment, a distillation and order. Calm after a storm.
Intimate forms provide a hint of the process of creation. We can see and even feel points of tension in the work. Our eye can follow the artist’s hand, the choices made in twisting and turning this flexible medium.
Born in Singapore, for the last 30 years Farey has been based in rural Galloway, in Scotland’s South West. The rural setting of home and studio are her guiding inspiration, her sensitivity with wood revealing an interaction with nature that is deeply personal.
Farey grows much of her own pallet of artist’s materials. Planting, tending and harvesting a range of willow which is grown for both texture and colour.
Willow, it’s flow of flex and tension is often manipulated into rhythmic patterns, Artist, willow, form, each unique, reach a perfection as the work comes together, inner creative process and final form working as one.
Farey’s work is represented in public and private collections including the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh City Art Centre and Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead. She has received many awards and exhibits her work both nationally and internationally including recently Chicago, Geneva and Berlin.
In 2011 she was guest artist at the Cheongju International Biennale in South Korea. Her work also travels to Connecticut U.S.A. where she exhibits regularly with Browngrotta Arts.