Devonport-based sculptor Lucy Bucknall’s work The Learning captures the tender experience of storytelling that comes from this intimate and concentrated joint activity.
But behind her intricately crafted work is another sentiment, that of the damaging aspect of solitary study that our 21st century has adopted.
“The big book could be seen as a religious one, an encyclopedia, or a big story book,” she says.
“The closeness and trust amongst family, the all-important, but sometimes undervalued, role that parents have in a child’s life and the love that goes between must triumph.”
Lucy Bucknall graduated with BA (honours) in Fine Arts from Bath Academy of Art, UK (1987) and was an apprentice of distinguished British sculptor Sean Crampton.
She settled in New Zealand in 1998 and her works have appeared in exhibitions such as headland Sculpture on the Gulf and NZ Sculpture OnShore. This is the third time Lucy has featured in Sculpture in the Gardens – winning the coveted ‘Supreme Award’ at the 2011/12 exhibition.
Sculpture in the Gardens is on at Auckland Botanic Gardens until 6 March.
Come and join the closing celebrations on Sunday, 6 March from 10am to 6pm. There will be a great range of free activities including live music, artist-guided walks and the announcement of the People’s Choice Award winner.
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