Lucinda is a graduate from Wimbledon School of Art and Glasgow School of Art. Much of her sculpture is inspired by the landscape; looking at rhythms and dimensions, and the energy of the land.
She represented Scotland during International Polar Year producing Mosaic of Antarctica; a series of glass engravings documenting environmental changes to Antarctica's ice shelves, sea ice and glaciers. Collaborating with Scientists the visual imagery was transcripted from satellite data provided by the European Space Agency and shows the translucience of melting ice to this special environment.
The artwork captures a moment in time, an acurate visual recording of disappearing ice. Owning a piece of this unique artwork is like owning a piece of Antarctica, the visual imagery cannot be repeated, it is a moment in time that you get to keep forever .
The techniques of sand blasting, kiln forming and glue chipping were carried out in the creative process to achieve the effects of melting ice, working on the glass layer by layer. There are lots of layers of intricate markings/etchings . The kiln forming had to be scientifically timed to create the right effects along with the glue chipping. Screen printing on some of the panels was carried out in a collaborative process between the artist and experts in a Glass factory and was given as sponsorship in kind as part of this ambitious project.
The glass work is very contemplative, and absorbing; imagery changes constantly with the natural light throughout the day and evening so you have the delight of seeing many pictures in one artwork. As well as the work really coming alive with sunlight; Led lighting makes the glass work really dance too.
Visuals from the work are archived at the British Map Library in London.
In her Glasswork Lucinda is committed to producing sculptural artworks which evoke strong environmental messages through beautiful poignant imagery which she hopes will serve as a wake up call for the world in this environmentally challenging time.