Camie Lyons' work tries to find a balance and beauty in the constant cycle that is memory, perception and daily life. They are sensitive and enduring, a form of organic linear abstraction that strikes a chord. Sculpture is often seen as being on the periphery of the arts. In terms of the level of celebration of this medium, we rarely see sculptors and in particular, female sculptors rise to stardom in the Australian and International art scene.
Receiving recognition for her studies in movement and form, her work can be found in public and private collections in Australia, Hong Kong, Sweden, France, London and New York and more recently in Thailand. Lyons studied Fine Arts with Melbourne's RMIT and was then awarded her Masters at Sydney's COFA.
Lyons' background is in dance and this equips her with a keen sense of timing, rhythm and line. A dancer's sense of balance and movement is captured and translated into linear sculpture. Her works ask questions, spiralling and pirouetting to other possibilities as they dance around the room. Interestingly, they don't have a defined front or back. "The sculptures can be shifted around a room, placed at different angles, lit to create drama, this makes them quite versatile and surprising." Says Lyons.
Her ouvre is about flex and tension, like limbs of a tree, parts are growing away from their core, resembling a pure change in Lyon's sense of direction with her work. Like muscle memory losing it's gravitas, clinging to what once was, the works are self evolving, rising out of lily pads and other perches that resemble organic, pure objects found in the nature.