Lucie McIntosh is interested in the process of signification and, more specifically, in how the process of signification might be made visible through the content of an artwork.
To disregard symbols is to disregard a part of human perception"
— Torbjørn Rødland
Her practice emphasizes the inherently plural and personal nature of meaning—reminding us of, and celebrating, our agency in its creation.
Lucie's practice relies on photography for the semiotic middle-ground that it offers; her indexical images—sometimes found, sometimes formed and often both—exist somewhere between the complexity of reality and the limitlessness of the imaginary. The works rely on their plurality and intertextuality, compulsively referencing their many varieties of self, content, history and maker. Inside of this situation the notion of an absolute or original meaning is frustratingly and consistently deferred—while it might feel close, "truth" is always kept just out of reach.