Debbie Lyddon: Artist and MakerFrancescaPalange
Debbie Lyddon is an artist and maker based in Surrey and Norfolk, UK. Her creative practice explores landscape and place and her inspiration comes from experiencing and paying attention to her surroundings.
Debbie’s interest lies in the perception of natural phenomena that occur in her immediate surroundings and her current practice explores the processes of change that occur in a coastal environment. Air, wind, water, light and sound are forever shifting with continuous and infinitesimal change; Debbie’s work explores these visible and invisible forces and the transformations they engender on the landscape and the objects in it.
Debbie is not only inspired by things that are seen but also by those that are heard and that can be touched and she records objects, happenings, sounds and textures that she has noticed in the environment around her. Debbie makes mixed media cloths, sculptures, installations and drawings which originate from thoughts and memories that are a consequence of experiencing place and paying attention.
Cloth is at the centre of Debbie’s practice and she enjoys the process of making and constructing with it. She experiments with non-traditional materials that relate to a coastal environment such as salt, seawater, wax and bitumen, to change the natural qualities of cloth and to push the boundaries of this pliable material.
Debbie’s practice aims to present a multi-sensory interpretation of my surroundings – one that can be seen, touched and heard.
Debbie’s work is featured in the Winter Issue 2017, The Yarn Special.
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