Lucy Wayman has been commissioned to create a new public sculpture for the cycle path close to Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, connecting Newhaven to Edinburgh City Centre. Wayman’s practice makes use of craft techniques, such as weaving, knotting and macramé, but at scale and with a dynamism that surprises.
The work, created from marine rope, follows Wayman’s interest in the industrial and historic uses of rope, connecting ideas of system, control and release. Her approach to making mirrors the repetitive, industrial processes that originally produced the materials, but produces objects that are recognisable from the domestic realm. Her work revolves around material constraints, contrasts, and forms.
The project will be accompanied by a number of events.
This is her first major outdoor commission and is supported by ESW’s partner Sustrans, through their ArtRoots programme.
25 July – 31 May 2020
Publicly sited – 24hr access
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
Edinburgh, EH6 4JT