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Lacy Barry

Lacy Barry Paper worker
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German, English, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+49 17629575073
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Nature in paper

  • • Lacy's work is inspired by Canadian traditions
  • • She uses recycled cardboard to reduce waste
  • • Her sculptures often resemble a totem pole

Lacy Barry is principally self-taught, but she learned how to make a living out of her art from her father, a master sign-painter and hand letterer working specifically on western film sets. Lacy started as a costume designer and on-set seamstress in Los Angeles in 2007. After moving to Montreal, Canada, she opened a studio working on set and prop creation. By chance, she was asked to make a set out of paper and since then this material has been her chosen medium. Born in Canada, Lacy has travelled extensively around the world, and she’s now based in Germany. She exhibits in Europe and the United States and she collaborates with many well-known brands such as Clarins, Coca-Cola, and Gucci.

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Works

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Paper Gem Garden

For Bombay Sapphire’s #StirCreativity art space and party, Lacy designed and created a blue hued paper pillar garden. Inspired by the vibrant blue bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin, the garden was set in the U3 station tunnel in Berlin. Cut and sculpted paper from cardboard structures pay homage to the iconic bottles. The colour scheme includes deep cobalts, cool aquas, sea greens, snow blues and metallic teals.

Height 50 cm
Width 40 cm

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Dovelet headpiece

Dovelet is a metallic paper and leather headpiece made in a style reflecting that of Greek Gods and superheros.

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Detail of Paper Gem Garden

For Bombay Sapphire’s #StirCreativity art space and party, Lacy designed and created a blue hued paper pillar garden. Inspired by the vibrant blue bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin, the garden was set in the U3 station tunnel in Berlin. Here is one of the pieces, which was cut and sculpted from cardboard.

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Easter Pillars

Eater Pillars is an artwork representing the three pillars of the Catholic Lent: prayer, fasting and giving. Each pillar symbolises Easter icons, rituals & colours such as paper sculpted palms of the Christ, pagan eggs, lilies, roses and leaves of a seasonal awakening in spring, also known to be symbols of the biblical resurrection.

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Pillars of Fire & Cloud

Pillars of Fire & Cloud is a duo series. The green explores the famous saying ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ referencing the part where the sun kisses the clouds edge, making it glow. The second one, with a similar scriptural reference represents the guiding fire that led the lost by night. Gold representing the saying ‘refined by fire’.

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Berlin: celebrating women's craft power in the capital
10 locations
Celebrating craftswomen in Berlin, this itinerary will lead you around the German capital to discover a variety of different crafts and techniques through our 10 recommendations of artisans, galleries and courses.
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