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Lucy Sparrow

Such a Sad Time

Artwork size: 77 x 60
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‘Such a Sad Time’ is a glass fronted cabinet, filled with items made from felt, thread and acrylic by acclaimed artist Lucy Sparrow. From a limited edition of 50, the piece comes with signed certificate of authenticity.

Contemporary artist Lucy Sparrow has taken the art world by storm with her innovative felt displays. With the bright colours and soft tactility of child’s toys, Sparrow’s pieces are instantly emotive and magnetic. Through this naive medium, Sparrow explores human need and desire, with themes ranging from sex, to violence, to consumerism. Her work is not only highly skilled, but filled with reflective depth, captured and contemplated spectacularly through her idiosyncratic use of textiles.

‘Such a Sad Time’ consists of a bathroom-style cabinet, mirrored at the back and filled with recognisable deli goods: from Heinz ketchup bottles to Jif peanut butter jars; tins of corned beef and packets of pasta; mayonnaise and canned chicken, Sparrow’s installation piece is a brilliant comment on commodity culture, transforming everyday consumables into touchable toys. Sparrow’s work is endlessly compelling, in both its brash beauty and its thoughtful complexities: this is contemporary art at its very best.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a three month lead time on producing this product.

About The Artist - Lucy Sparrow

Lucy Sparrow is originally from Bath (UK), and works mainly in felt to create art that evokes delight and emotional responses from nearly everyone who sees it. Her work consists of quirky touches, creating art inspired by everyday household objects and is often created using bright primary colours which appeals to all ages.

However, lurking under the surface of Lucy’s bright and fun art lies a darker side. Whether it’s her felt AK-47s automatic weapons, or even her googly-eyed Prozac pills, her work offers plenty of commentary on the consumer world and the politics of modern life. Where others might see the harsh and ugly side of an object, Lucy will take the same thing and disarms its negative aspects with her mastery of felting technique and the juxtaposition of other quirky creations.

Lucy Sparrow’s ‘Feltism’ has caused quite a stir on the urban art scene and this culminated in 2014 with her fabulously inventive ‘Cornershop’. For the entire month of August, Lucy took over a rundown corner shop in Bethnal Green, East London, and filled it with more than 4000 hand-stitched felt replicas of everyday items that you’d normally find in a local shop. Tins of tomato soup jostled for shelf-space alongside felt cat litter and a freezer-full of felt iced-lollies. The show was an incredible success with visitors from all over the world.

Pieces of Lucy’s art are held in both private and corporate collections throughout the EU and the US.

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