b. 1966, Scotland; lives and works in London 2002-2004 Royal College of Art, London, MA 1998-2001 Central Saint Martins, London, BA Sculptor, Debbie Lawson uses household items, furnishings and carpet...
2002-2004 Royal College of Art, London, MA 1998-2001 Central Saint Martins, London, BA
Sculptor, Debbie Lawson uses household items, furnishings and carpet along with more traditional sculpture materials to create work that focuses on the cultural traditions surrounding everyday objects.
Lawson's contribution to Cure3, Little Red Bear, is the latest in a series of work featuring bears and Persian carpets, exploring the idea of camouflage and its opposite: display.
Lawson, who gained wide exposure for her monumental Roaring Bear rug displayed at Grayson Perry’s 250th anniversary Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2018, is known for disrupting our ideas of sculpture with her use of Persian rugs as the source material that she sculpts into monumental animals, flora and fauna. In this unique work for Cure3 the pattern, based on a Kashan carpet design, is hand-drawn directly on to the sculpture and the cube takes on a domestic air with the base clad in carpet.