Mary Ebunoluwa Lucas-Afolalu is a sculptor who works to pursue a narrative that reaches the apex between the physical and digital realms. Born and raised in South London and Essex, she extracts heavily from her identity and experiences.
For the last year, she has been investigating space and its relationship to occupation, culture and perception. She manipulated the physicality of fabrics with sculptures, then transformed them with 3D programs such as Cinema 4D, Clo 3D and Gravity Sketch. Contrasting and intertwining the physical and digital worlds to create that which transcends the limitations of being a designer.
Mary is a recipient of the RCA Sir Frank Bowling Scholarship for Black Students. She was selected to be part of an RCA x Snapchat initiative, where she collaborates with classmates to use new technologies to help connect people to nature.
Previously she graduated from the London College of Fashion with a degree in Fashion Design and Technology, specialising in Menswear and has experience in the fashion industry working for suppliers and brands.
Her main themes include culture, space, perspective and kinetic flow. She will continue to develop a practice filled with an abundance of celebration and care for her communities.