‘The Savernake Series’ is body of work inspired by the haunting and myths of the Savernake forest in Wiltshire. There is a particular focus on the legend of the ‘headless horsewoman’, who rides along the Grand Avenue. Fragments of the female face, eye, or hair appear, abstracted in all the works, as well as collaged tree rubbings in charcoal taken from the forest itself.
The artist began these works as part of her residency at Rabley Gallery in 2020.
Influenced by the British Surrealist movement, such as Roland Penrose and Eileen Agar, the tapestries and murals of John Piper and Le Corbusier’s Ronchamp Chapel.
Lucy Farley is a painter and printmaker, practicing stone lithograph and collage work techniques. Her work is influenced by the British Surrealist movement of the mid 20th Century, including artists such as Eileen Agar and the tapestries and murals of John Piper as well as the prints of Le Corbusier.
She is most recently completed a body of work inspired by the haunting and myths of the Savernake forest in Wiltshire. Entitled ‘Savernake Series’, a mystical spark and sense of English eeriness that places such as Kingly Vale, West Sussex and Savernake Forest, Wiltshire inspire the atmosphere created. These pieces began as part of Lucy Farley’s residency at Rabley Gallery in 2020 and are finalised in 10 stone lithograph and collage prints.