When I came across the featured sculptures by Lucy Glendinning I was immediately intrigued: what do these beautiful feathered creatures want to tell us? The vulnerable poses of the subjects and the soft texture of the material makes looking at them almost a crime, as if you’re looking at something that is supposed to be secret. The series is called ‘Feather Child’ and originates from Lucy’s fascination with visions of a future society. This is what her website tells us about the series:
“The feathered children are embodied questions, where the artist is asking us if we, in a world where our genetics could be freely manipulated, will be able to resist altering our physical abilities. Will necessity or vanity be the ruling power? Will we act collectively or as individuals? The fragility of the feathers is simultaneously mirroring the perhaps most classic tale of human hubris: the fate of Icarus in Greek mythology. How far can humanity progress before everything falls apart?”
Don’t you just love it when art is both beautiful and tells an interesting story? :) Enjoy!
Don’t you just love these? Lucy’s other work is worth watching too, take a look at more of her sculpture work below.
Thanks for reading! What do you think of Lucy’s work?