Lucy Phillips’ work attempts to challenge the gallery system; investigating alternatives to the formal space. She discreetly intervenes into the routine of the public realm, questioning responses from passers-by who happen upon the work.
Through this process Lucy aims to stimulate thought and encourage participants of her work to re-evaluate the forgotten or the overlooked. Her research processes are meticulous investigations replicating formalities of the official; aiming to explore the thin line between genuine and imitation. Lucy subverts the way that we are instructed to conduct our lives and by replicating the form of official signage and systems, she challenges the idea that things are not always what they seem.