Sharing Platter, Lucy Sherston
Hi Lucy! Could you tell us a bit about yourself?
I'm an illustrator and artist based in Brighton.
What, or who, influence your creative style and/or ethos?
I feel inspired by people who don't limit themselves to one medium of creation. Keith Haring has had a big influence on me in his ethos on the role of the artist. - "it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it"
Talk us through your design process, from the initial idea to the finished piece.
Designs mostly start in my sketchbook, I then continue to refine them before creating elements by hand and scanning them in. I then collage these together digitally, drawing into them with a wacom.
What is your interpretation of the A Decade of Change brief?
I would like to see more sharing in the coming decade - of ideas and knowledge and individual experiences in order to live in a more empathetic world. A shared plate of food can act as an open door to bring people together, to encourage conversations and share ideas. The platter of oranges is intended as an invitation in a world that sometimes feels increasingly divided. I feel we all benefit when people from all different backgrounds are able to communicate and share ideas without fear or shame.
What are you most excited about at the moment?
Although I always feel a slight sadness at saying goodbye to the summer I'm excited to embrace a cosy autumn and make some new work.
Let’s talk more about A Decade of Change. What drew you to collaborate with us on this project?
I saw this as a really exciting opportunity to be able to create some work with an exciting brief that provided a good creative challenge.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
It's a cliche but I reckon I'd have to go with being able to teleport! There's so many places I'd love to visit and I think it suits my impatient nature! With the added bonus of being an environmentally friendly travel alternative eh?