Society of Women Artists 159th Open Exhibition
September 22, 2020
I am really happy that for the first time my sculptures have been accepted into the 159th Society of Women Artists Open Exhibition.
Normally my work is too big (but not that big!) for these types of open submission!
Because of Covid-19 this is an online exhibition from 22nd September – 31st December 2020 You can view the whole exhibition following this link Society of Women Artists Online Exhibition
LANDSCAPE No. II – NH5690
This sculpture was made as a response to the landscape around Puthall Farm, Stitchcombe and Savernake Forest where I would regularly ride, bike and walk. It is one of three modular sculptures that fit together as one unit or stand alone as individual sculptures. Capturing the flow of the landscape as I move through it is the basis of the work; the sunlight catching the tree tops highlighted in gold leaf. This work is a combination of drawings from the land and interpreted landscape formation following farmed lines and paths created by livestock.
LIFELINE Parts 2A & 2B
This sculpture is a to-scale drawing of the landscape through which I travelled regularly from my old home to my new home. The ancient Knapp Hill and Walkers Hill to the noter east of Alton Barnes are bisected with the road. Getting up onto to the hills and viewing the landscape from the top allows you to see the contours and forms of the land and how farming practice has shied it. This work is all hot-forged and has a delicate, spindly feel, intentionally reflecting on the fragility of our landscape.
The Society of Women Artists (SWA) is a British art body and registered charity, and has had a unique history dedicated to promoting art by women. It was founded as the Society of Female Artists (SFA) in about 1855, offering women artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works which they had otherwise been denied. Annual exhibitions have been held in London since 1855