“Rock Study” by Willoughby Lucas Hastings, 18 by 24 inches, mixed media. IMAGE COURTESY OF GCHIS

Artist to show Cranberry-inspired works



CRANBERRY ISLES — The artwork of Willoughby Lucas Hastings will be shown at The Great Cranberry Island Historical Society. A reception is planned for the Cranberry House on Monday, Sept. 12, from 5-8 p.m.

The show, “Not Just a Rock,” will introduce her work to the island and surrounding area that inspired her. Hastings, of Huntsville, Ala., will be on hand to answer questions.

Hastings graduated with a bachelor’s in scientific illustration from the University of Georgia in 2015 after attending three semesters at CalArts in 2011. She also studied at Savannah College of Art and Design, Parsons the New School and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Hastings’ work references her illustration experience with a focus on nature. However, unlike botanical drawings, the work utilizes the salient characteristics of her subject to produce a recognizable but surreal image. She said, “‘Not Just a Rock’ will surely showcase the beauty of Great Cranberry and its effect on my work. Although, this show is not just about rocks. Living on Great Cranberry this summer has also isolated me from the terror that is going on in the world today. This distance led me to a series of political works.”

Hastings’ work in the past has discussed femininity and womanhood. Contact Hastings at [email protected].

This event is free. Refreshments are provided. Contact the GCHIS Cranberry House at 244-7800.

 

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