Lucy May Schofield works in collaboration with expansive landscapes and dark skies, marking seasonal shifts with paper, ink and wood to connect and convene with nature. Observing the way in which time behaves in remote places has resonated in ritualistic acts of making. Meditating on the earth’s rotation, the phases of the moon and our relationship to light and time have inspired performative acts exploring place. She seeks a dialogue with the temporal and transience nature of our impermanence through paper and print making. I am interested in belonging and dislocation, remoteness and ritual, separation and intimacy, repetition and remembrance, stillness and light, silence and rhythm, pilgrimage and place.
After studying Print Media (Book arts) at the London College of Printing she spent several years living in Japan, and despite now being based iback in the UK, she continues to study wood-block printing through training programmes in Japan using traditional and contemporary mokuhanga techniques with master craftspeople.
In 2022, she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust award, which has allowed her to develop a more sustainable practice by incorporating natural pigments and dyes into her work.
She is a visiting tutor at Leicester Print Workshop, Center for Print Research & Spike Island Print Workshop, and Northern Print.