Waterfall on the Island
This painting depicts a waterfall that doubles as a body in space. This work integrates two conventionally separate forms, dissolving boundaries between people and land. The artist has long been interested in describing figures through silhouettes of legs and feet.
About her work, Lucy Mullican says: "I immerse myself in mediums of permanence and transience. My work is rooted in nature—land, water, and sky—from which I abstract elements that intuitively evolve into familiar shapes, recalling existence and the soul. I am trying to find my own place in the world, and I do so through stories imagined in the personality of objects and our fleeting relationship to them."
Lucy Mullican’s works are rooted in the natural world, including the land, water and sky, and often take islands as their subject. The artist creates in a wide range of media, including drawings made with natural homemade and artisanal pigments, as well as paintings made with mineral watercolors applied directly onto wood panels. Mullican’s work explores the personality of objects and our fleeting relationship to them.