Lunney’s work in linen, paint and stitch resembles documents from ancient Egypt or Rome or possibly the Far East. She calls her series Archeology Fragments. The whole cloth surface is embroidered with text in an undecipherable ancient tongue; however each piece derives its title from a word or phrase in English which unconsciously enters the work during construction.
Some pieces have a shadow of a branch crossing the surface which also may represent a crack in a stone tablet.
Some pieces incorporate a large circle which resembles a moon or an eclipse of the sun or a portal to an ancient world. The patinaed surface is richly textured with paint and radiates with gold colored metal leaf. Upon viewing this work, one is impressed with the feeling that this document was once revered by an ancient people for its wisdom.
Lunney’s work has a bold look and a mysterious feel which is appropriate in both a contemporary or traditional setting whether that be a conference room, hotel, restaurant or home.
Kevan Lunney has been an artist from a young age. She designed sleepwear in NYC continuing her love of constructing with fabric. She loves textiles, texture and text and dark chocolate. She is married and has two children. Her work has been on exhibit in the US, Europe and Africa. Her work is represented by Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery in Argentina.