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CONSCIOUS CREATIVITY: Northwood resident takes sustainable approach to new art exhibition

 Published on: 2nd December 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Northwood artist has unveiled her exhibition which uses recycled materials taking a sustainable approach to creativity.

Lucy Lardner, who has lived in Northwood for about 18 years, spent lockdown working on the STYLUS exhibition which features an array of artwork created from recycled and reclaimed materials.

On display within Artistsmeet at Watersmeet Theatre in Rickmansworth until December 31, residents are invited to check out the artwork filled with a range of patterns and shapes.

Speaking to NorthwoodNews, Lucy said the pandemic provided her the perfect opportunity to work on her artwork.

She said: “I run a lot of workshops locally for various different organisations. During lockdown was the first time I had in years to sit and do my own work, so I started making collages out of scraps of paper.

“I like to use recycled fabrics and a lot of old record covers, which I got from local scrap stores.

“I’m really passionate about being creative but also trying to do it in a sustainable way.”

Lucy added that there is a musical theme to the exhibition which can be seen throughout.

She said: “The exhibition is very musical, a lot of shapes are based around music and musical instruments.

“There’s a lot repetition with materials and the name STYLUS came to mind because it’s like the needle on a record that goes around and around.”

Lucy added that in the coming months she will be hosting workshops using material Watford Recycling Arts Project, around the area, including at the Woodland Centre at Ruislip Lido.

Chair of Three Rivers District Council, councillor Keith Martin, who attended a recent preview of the exhibition, said: “It was amazing to see what can be achieved by recycling and reusing everyday materials. This exhibition is not only inspiring from an artistic point of view, but also it is a very real example of an artist working in a sustainable manner. I encourage others to go along and be inspired by what Lucy has achieved.”

To find out more about Lucy and her upcoming events, head to @lucylardnerofficial on Instagram.

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