Lucy Slivinski - Shadow

Lucy Slivinski – Shadow

Steel Chains

Slivinski uses a variety of industrial materials and found objects, such as chains, to weave or construct vessel, basket or nest forms. She is drawn to these materials for their history and function as well as their aesthetic appeal. Slivinski emphasizes the innate qualities of the materials as she manipulates them using many traditional crafting techniques also rich in history. Some of these techniques include welding, crocheting, weaving, bailing and coiling. The result is richly textured and patinated, and heavily layered. Yet, there remains a wonderfully ethereal quality generated by the light and air filtering through the chains. “Given my varied approach to different processes and materials, there is a continued interplay between industrial and organic, between hard and soft and between solid and ethereal forms,” says Slivinski.

© 2012 Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. Photography by Gerry Holmes.