PlaySchool 234 (square window), cuisenaire rods, mirror, 2007
Created by Lucy for Match Box Projects Friendship Wall and Group Gallery
Lucy Barker is an artist from the Central Coast, NSW working mainly with sculpture and installation.
Lucy has created work for our Group Match Box Gallery and Solo Match Box Gallery Projects and taken part in a number of our public programs including Journey to Japan at Gosford Regional Gallery and Art in the Park in Nagoya Gardens. Most recently she conducted a Match Box Gallery artist talk on our Arts Alive tour for Contempo Members of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Work created for Match Box Gallery:
PlaySchool series, cuisenaire rods, mirror, 2007
As the mother of two young children, Barker was inspired to create the PlaySchool series by her deepening belief that memories are the building blocks that form the infrastructure of our lives. In this work, Barker has used Cuisneaire Rods (small coloured wooden blocks used to teach maths since the 1960s) in a playful sense to construct a language of colourful memories. The mirrors are windows ("which window will it be today?") used to reflect faces and the journey of souls through time.
Images © Lucy Barker and Match Box Projects