Lily is fascinated by the relationship between the painter, sitter and the chair. Her work is an exploration of the connections between these three elements, in particular the significance of the chair and how it acts as an anchor in both daily life and within a painting. The chair is often overlooked in favour of the person sitting in it and she finds it interesting to observe the many ways that the chair can come to symbolize many thoughts and emotions synonymous with the human experience of life.
What is a chair? Is it simply a piece of furniture designed for sitting or is it something more?
In Lily’s paintings she aims to explore the nuances of these questions and she invites the viewer to contemplate their own relationship with the chair and the significance it holds in their own life.