Stories from the Studio – Lily Cummins

My name is Lily Cummins and I am an artist based in the Southern Highlands, NSW. I work with a combination of abstract and recognisable forms, questioning the idea of representation and creating a dream-like patchwork of memory. A language of marks and shapes defines my work as I observe my surroundings and translate them into drawings.

Drawing, especially at the moment has taken on a new poignancy. The immediacy of the act of putting graphite directly onto a surface is inherently reassuring and allows me to create a visual language through partially envisaged scenes, mark making and shapes. I have found myself returning to familiar objects and media. This time has taught me that it is a privilege to be able to create and express experiences that are sometimes too difficult for words.

Check out Lily’s work at her website 

Five 2020 Acrylic

Gesso, oil stick, and marker on timber board 30 x 30 cm

Ladders 2020

Collage, photmontage, ink, gesso, acrylic and coloured pencil on paper 20 x 20cm

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