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66. Lottie Bolster

On:growing – Part I

Estimate: £380 - 600

The Christmas Auction - Lot 66, Lottie Bolster, On:growing – Part I

Signed (lower right)
Etching and drypoint on paper
60 x 45 cm.
Created in November 2019
This work is number 6 from an edition of 6.

On:growing - Part I is part of a collection of metaphorical portraits of people which celebrate life and growth beyond youth.

Drawing on the metaphor of trees as organisms which develop and flourish throughout life, the work celebrates the rich and varied lives of specific individuals whose ages span the latter half of a century.

On:growing part I is a product of conversations with the artist’s acquaintance, Lizzie. The tree in the image, standing tall, alone, in the process of becoming established, resonates with Lizzie’s understanding of herself as a ‘living work in progress’.

Lottie is an artist researcher who uses metaphor expressed through illustration and installation to voice personal stories. Her work aims to question the frameworks through which we view ourselves, each other and the world around us. Through her work she looks at stereotypes around mental and physical health and social and cultural divides.


Art & Science MA, University of The Arts London, 2019. 
Clinical Neuroscience, MSc, Kings College London.
Physiology, BA, University of Oxford.

Awards: On:growing was awarded the Jana Valic prize for art and science. This led to an invitation into Central Saint Martin’s print studio as an artist in residence and inclusion in the annual fundraising auction alongside 19 other alumni including Sir Antony Gormley.

The Christmas Auction - Lot 66, Lottie Bolster, On:growing – Part I

07 Dec Dec 07

Menier Gallery, London SE1 1RU