As a young British woman in that environment, Lyn said she was ‘a bit of a novelty, I wasn’t a threat because I was a tomboy.’ Lyn describes herself as having been a rebel at school, but she learnt the value of the traditional framework.
Looking back, Lyn says that she has realised the importance of time and maturity in her creative process. ‘With time,’ she says, ‘you gather so much wisdom and knowledge. Every day you learn something new about your materials and that’s what inspires and feeds you.’
‘It’s knowing your materials inside out,’ she observes, which is something that you can’t rush.
Lyn finds new inspiration in her work every day — it can come from places she goes, the people she meets, or simply from sitting in her laboratory among her materials. And then there’s the moment that every artist hopes for.
‘There’s a process, but then there’s a magic that I can’t explain,’ Lyn says of the moment when ‘everything starts working’. ‘The smell comes alive and you think, “oh yes, this is just exactly what I was wanting.’
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