Kirsty Lorenz is a visual artist for whom flowers are a central subject, depicting them in different ways and contexts through painting, drawing, mixed media and installation.
‘Deep in their roots all flowers hold the light’
‘Votive Offerings’ is her current and ongoing project. Begun in 2014, it is a series of portrayals of wild flowers she is making and leaving around Scotland, and further afield. The work explores the motif of the posy as gift, prayer or message, as well as the poetics of the act of making and leaving the posies in different environments or locations.
She is based at her unusual studio on Platform 2, Ladybank Railway Station in Fife. Ladybank Station is a still functioning station on the line from Edinburgh to Dundee. Built c.1850 her studio rooms used to be the old station restaurant which she renovated to create the studio in 2009.
She studied at Goldsmiths College, London 1989-92, then was Hospital Arts Co-ordinator for Artlink-Edinburgh until 2001 when she returned to making her own artwork.