Artist Statement

Jacky Lloyd is a South African contemporary sculptor working principally in marble and sandstone.

She holds a BA (FA) degree from Stellenbosch University.

Employing a quasi-narrative form in 3-dimension and bas-relief, she explores the permeation of the personal and archetypal within a broader framework of our transitional society.

Her current work consists of two related threads:
Motherships’: exploring universal archetypes of existence, expressed within the format of the ship as carrier and vehicle. These are 3 dimensional works carved from marble with the addition of found objects.
‘Working Women’ a series of bas-relief portraits of real South African middle aged women whose achievements amount to significant professional expertise. From a socio-political perspective this is an evolving phenomenon, and presented in bas-relief, a format historically identified with male narratives of conquest and memorial. The viewpoint is simultaneously archetypal and intimate. Clothing as a form of identity is layered with the Classical Greek sculptural technique of defining form through drapery. These portraits act as witness of current day heroes.

'Duiweltjie' sandstone 2007
Spltting marble 2021