An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 27, 2017
An exhibition curated by Yvonna Demczynska, Flow Gallery, London
Inspired by the landscape at Forde Abbey, a sculpture trail around the house and gardens incorporating work by artists, Anne Marie O’Sullivan and Tom McWalter, Eleanor Lakelin, Vezzini & Chen, Kaori Tatebayashi and Katie Spragg.
Annemarie O’Sullivan and Tom McWalter’s work draws on the curves of the landscape and rhythms found in the natural world. Inspired by agricultural containers from the past they use traditional weaving and binding
techniques. This connection with nature draws them to site-specific projects that are steeped in history and landscape.
Eleanor Lakelin’s work resembles sea urchins with their pointy texture or objects that have been eroded by water, leaving smooth flowing circular movements on their surface. The work has a deep connection with nature and
the landscape. Through turning and carving, vessels grow and emerge referencing seeds, pollen and bark. Lakelin will create a series of forms in wood referencing the shapes and textures in the landscape of Forde Abbey.
Vezzini & Chen’s work is inspired by the structure and geometry of natural forms. Their work is a dialogue between the simplicity and intricacy that one finds in nature and it is this duality that is the source of their inspiration.
Vezzini & Chen bring these two aesthetic worlds together, combining fluid forms with intricate detail, repetition, texture and geometry. Their work is characterised by the repetition of organic forms.
Kaori Tatebayashi is interested in plants and gardening. She tries to preserve the fleeting moments of flowering plants. By stopping the clock and also removing colour, these ordinary objects become something extraordinary and will
resemble a ghostly apparition in your eyes.
Katie Spragg’s work combines ceramic objects, installation and moving image to create momentary experiences that allude to the amazement and wonder of the being outside in nature. The pieces offer the viewer a space to daydream;
evoking distant, possibly half-imagined memories. The contrasting situations presented play on the conflict between our sublime fantasy of nature and the often more mundane reality of experience.
Commissioned by Somerset Art Works
Hosted by Forde Abbey
Funded by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Lottery programme
Normal Admission prices apply.