Julia Lucey's Profile
My work deals with the evolving issues of wildlife, its natural state, its dissolution and the attempt by many to direct its path. The management of wildlife is, in its purest sense, a contradiction. The intent of my art is to mimic the way we, as humans, have tried to “manage” the way nature should exist either based on our learned scientific knowledge of how ecosystems function, or contrarily in order to suit human needs.
Using traditional hand-drawn hardground etching, drypoint and aquatint techniques, I depict these “managed” landscapes wherein each species – be it wolf, bison, bear, finch, osprey, or variety of flora - is placed and printed by hand within a grid. I etch one individual species per plate so that, when combined with, and on top of each other, a virtual landscape is created. In 2011 I focused on the…
- Joined October 10, 2010