Artist Name(s) Lucy Hill
Artwork title Paperworks

The concept for this artwork is in essence the glorification of the material of paper. Its endurance and adaptability right into the twenty-first century is remarkable. Part of its beauty lies in the fact that it is transformed by human contact. It absorbs and records moments in time and marks human history through both the written word and functional physical manipulation. The artwork incorporates many of these moments and marks from doodles and ink stains to more formal indexes, margin lines and date stamps. The textures include layers, tears, dog-ears, folds and crumples. Papers usefulness does not discriminate and so it is recognised and worked by young and old for a human contact, expression and communication. For these reasons a modern public library like Castlebar is both a logical and appropriate setting for an homage to the humble yet inspirational material that is paper.

The glazed-clay wall relief measures 800 by 3000mm. The work is set into a stainless steel 'tray' and fixed to the wall. Lucy Hill has took into account the workings of the library. The piece works in harmony with the architectural line of the building, its restrained colour and texture match perfectly the exterior ambiance of the building.

Commission Type Local Authority
Commissioner Name Mayo County Council
Project commission dates May 14, 2008 - October 1, 2008
Artform Visual Arts
Percent for art Yes
Budget Range 10000 - 30000 euro
Project commission start date 14/05/2008
Project commission end date 01/10/2008
Location Castlebar Library
County Mayo
Town Castlebar
Content contributor(s) Gaynor Seville
Relationship to project Public Art Co-ordinator 



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