Lucinda Alston Chapman is a multi-media artist who earned her Bachelor's degree in Ceramics and a Mater's degree in Design. Post-masters degree classes are in Printmaking, Drawing, and Ceramics. Her major interests remain painting and paper collage. Her subject matter ranges from letters and communication word play to psychology and science.
Lucinda has had over 180 solo, invitational and juried exhibitions. She's won first place and top awards on the regional, national, and international level with her visually layered series collages. Her work is in private and University collections throughout the United States, Europe, and the British Isles
In 2002, Lucinda was juried into The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.
General Artis's Statement Certain ideas have always grabbed my attention and sustained my interest. These concepts surface at unexpected times, or so it seems. In reality, written phrases, overheard conversations or sights trigger these notions. Mental impressions arise when hearing meaningful words or phrases. Witnessing repetitive behavior or visual scenes can bring on a similar response.
The important ideas that resurface are the psychological traits or instincts in all humans/ birds/fish or animals. Thoughts of evolution (change) and the complexities of the human mind are significant and important to me. Once these ideas and patterns are recognized and acknowledged, the haunting question arises.” What if?...” This is where exciting creativity comes in as I shift and sort visuals in my mind’s eye.
Alphabets and written language can be filled with multiple meanings, levels of thought and subtext. Double layered meanings are endlessly intriguing. I am drawn to paper collage and painting because they best represent out visual world in all of its mysteries.