Lucie Armstrong’s photography practice employs methods of performance, construction, and documentation to address aspects of everyday life and personal experiences. Her work often begins from a personal standpoint but is situated within broader contexts such as mental health, working-class backgrounds, and female experience. Anxiety is a recurring theme in Armstrong’s research and practice, exploring how it manifests in various contexts. Her projects delve into the physiological and psychological aspects of aging, the work environment, and the hometown, while also engaging with theories such as hauntology and the concept of lost futures. For C41 Magazine, Armstrong developed a photographic series that conveys the heaviness and frustration associated with anxiety through the imagery of piling clothing onto the body. She aimed to illustrate the tension between lethargy and the human instinct to be desirable, juxtaposed with feelings of self-consciousness. Armstrong also considered the various stages of life and how anxiety can impact the body, thereby disrupting one’s relationship with clothes and personal identity.