b. 1979, Chertsey, UK
Lucy Tomlins is a sculptor who works with a range of traditional materials including marble and stone, as well as contemporary materials including plasticine, resin and aluminium. By combining noble materials with synthetic ones, Tomlins creates a tension between the physical qualities and the subject of her works. A central aspect and theme of Tomlins's work is contemporary culture's relationship with food and its visual form and representation. Appropriating the highly processed convenience aesthetic of fast food restaurants, vending machines and supermarkets, much of Tomlins's work relates to consumer urges and the manipulations employed by the food industry.