Lynda Stevens

Mixed-media artist, collages, paintings, drawings

Others

I was born in the UK but live and work in Hungary

Artist Statement

I see my creative path as being one with no absolute destination – the process of creating is as important as the result. In my work I often like to explore the tensions between chaos and form – and how chaos can break up stagnant forms into something more dynamic, or how form can bring beauty out of what was inchoate. Thus, sources of inspiration might include city encroaching on country and vice-versa, the dynamism of volcanoes, oceanic tides and so on. However, as the creative process for me mainly comes about via a process of psychic automatism, so that it is guided by an ebb and flow of subconscious impressions, both inner and outer landscapes tending to be superimposed upon in other, in any given composition. My pieces may be layered, worked and reworked again, so that an inner alchemical process runs through as a theme in all my works, whereby each piece is further altered and refined into something very different from what it may have been in the first place. These materials have sometimes included materials that might otherwise be perceived as rubbish – glass crystals from broken cars/buildings, gypsum, melted polystyrene and so on. More recently, material used include metal foil, geometrical shapes cut from older collages, clay in which patterns can be imprinted and crack paint.The layers of my works often represent memories encoded in newer and older layers, adding more and more complexity to each surface. The layers are also intended to create the sense of age o


Projects

The Chalice Tarot Deck

May 2020
I used quarantine to give my 78 colour deck of Tarot cards, drawn 9n a kind of art-Deco SStyle an updated and professional look, bringing out all its vibrant colours! The cards come in 3 sizes, as well as now offering the full book on interpretations to go with each card

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition

November 2020
Orfű, Hungary
I was invited by the Orfűi társaskör egyesület to take 40 pieces for a solo exhibition in November 2020 - just as news came in that there were to be no exhibitions due to the pandemic. At some point I. 2021 it is hoped there will be the opportunity for a finissage. However, there is a virtual exhibition set up on Facebook on the link below.

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