Sivi Davey was born in a small village in Galloway, south-west Scotland. She trained initially in studio ceramics, and later studied sculpture and printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. She settled in the Scottish Borders in 1993 in a cottage a few miles from Jedburgh, where she continues to explore and develop her creative practice. Work includes sculptural forms mainly in high fired ceramic, and intended for the garden or outdoors. 2D work takes the form of charcoal drawings and one-off or very limited edition hand-pulled prints; often richly textured and layered collagraphs, monoprints and monotypes.
She finds a rich source of inspiration in the forms and rhythms of the woodlands and countryside surrounding her home, and while her work is often abstract in form, it retains strong elements of its organic origins. Her work in mainly concerned with the mechanisms and processes involved in growth, change and development, decay, renewal and regeneration. Nothing is wasted, nothing is lost or destroyed, but continually evolving in an endless cycle of transformation. In the moment and process of transformation lies great potential.
The atmosphere of this work is playful, joyful and a demonstration of dynamic movement. The intention is that it may be enjoyed on an emotional or intuitive level as much as intellectually interpreted.
With thanks to Sivi Davey for providing this statement.