Although Tracy Lymn works predominately in photography her practice traverses the boundaries of other disciplines such as painting, sculpture and textile art. Her background in fashion design informs her work. The artist's photography practice pays homage to painting traditions such as the 17th century Dutch style of still life painting dubbed 'Vanitas' and the 18th and 19th century European genre the Grand Portrait. Her work follows a personal narrative dealing with issues directly related to her life. Lymn's appreciation of the 'comedie noir' is evident in her work. Lymn aims to create images to intrigue the viewer, rewarding their interest with subtle dark humor and veiled but deep emotion.