Working with found objects, the artists creates striking and playful pieces which are indelibly anthropomorphic. Her Hull series of sculptures takes model boat hulls and transforms them into masks adorned with fishing floats, porcupine quills, and acupuncture needles. The hulls reference the transport of commodities, trade and movement, but as masks they present a transformation of identity, drawing upon the tradition of talismans, charms and amulets. The overall forms draw together the opposing forces of attraction and repulsion: alluring and seemingly decorative pieces that on closer inspection provoke a sense of danger, creating a series of multi-layered ideas. LRVandy’s work has been collected by The British Museum. In 2019, October Gallery will present a solo show by the artist, her first to date.