BA (Hons) Fine Art
Darcie Lines focuses her practice on fictional female characters. The characters enable her to tell a story and tackle common negative issues surrounding body image and weight. Her work is fuelled by personal experiences and feelings regarding these subjects. In her practice she confronts the issues by giving them a face through unrealistic animated drawings that show emotions and humour.
Working with disciplines such as performance, moving image, print and textiles. These enable her to explore ways to give her characters a personality by creating sculptural body costumes and installations. She focuses on the female body and gives them exaggerated body parts and facial features making light of how false we can be with our image, and the lengths we can go to fit into an idealistic image. In her work she tends to set the characters in domestic spaces mimicking real life engagements and giving them a space to live and relax.