Thursday, August 8, 2013

Announcing the arrival of a fresh website!

A current portfolio in its entirety can be found at
Now you can see more than what is for sale at & what I choose to write about in this blog.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 is amazing!
All of my current inventory is available via this site. Simply search "lydia ashman" under the "buy art" section. A great way to see what I have been up to & which pieces are finished.

Saturday, December 29, 2012


I have been paying attention to those moments of memory when what is held or seen triggers review of a currently unrelated matter or habit. This work celebrates one of those moments. A rove of the beach & popped corn met in a room of my brain. The party they had resulted in this sculpture.

                                                                                             Pop-Link      3.75"x9"

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Another in a series of whimsical stages for life wrought from recalled dreams. What would it look like to piece a shipwreck back together incorrectly? The early morning moment when I paste people & places onto a train of thought, but ultimately feel the weight of complete dysfunction. Gold barnacles mark this memory of a shipwrecked dream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shipwrecked     1'x2'    

Monday, December 10, 2012

Money Tree

My money grows on a mash-up between Moses' burning bush & an ad slamming of  expensive banking. At times I find that nothing turns my stomach or my world more than money. A revelation that makes me push priorities around with newly sore hands. This work is visualizing the baggage of this struggle, so that I can move on. Leave it behind. No fat caterpillars selling "free money" here...just raw limbs & collecting metal.

                                                                                                                     Money Tree      14.75"x19"

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Piece 3 in a series of bark stages for frozen life, and this one breaks into a growth concept. The seahorse is floating in a garden of incubating life. Though the adult remains still, a churning source of life is present in egglets of tomorrow's frozen story. This bark stage is lengthening the bookends of the life cycle in play.

                                                                                                                        Seeds     7"x1.75"