The design Lois has based her visual concept on is the humble bumblebee and the lighthouse. Combined they convey a message of strength, security and healing for anyone in need of a guiding light or a ray of hope, friends and family included. The lighthouse built to shine a warning light and the bumblebee’s honeycomb built to shelter its precious golden contents. The bumblebees can be seen working hard flying towards the lighthouse beacon, each carrying a golden honeycomb, a symbol for keeping the light burning. “Let There BEE Light”.
Lois Carson brought up her family abroad. On returning to the UK she studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen as a mature student and gained a BA(Hons) in Fine Art and MFA in 2003 and 2007 respectively. Since graduating, Lois has lived locally and worked within the arts sector to date.
Lois employs a diverse approach, working with an array of materials and processes. The catalyst, often being context-specific in nature, provides a framework to work within.
These processes and materials manifest themselves as a tool kit that is used to manipulate an array of visual results. She often varies the media used, crossing between and combining together traditional and contemporary materials. A challenging skill base which includes 2 and 3 dimensional practices, combined with a richness of methodologies conveys directly her enjoyment of working with concept based projects. Working in this way, Lois likes to engage with a certain concept, drawing our attention and promoting a specific context.