Portrait of Feathers
Reclaimed Copper and Wire
The Artist - Dawn Brookes-Ensor
“There are five main reasons in siting sculpture out of doors. There are sculptures for decoration, commemoration and education; there are sculptures which are placed outdoors for lack of space indoors and there are sculptures which together with their site create a special sense of totality where the whole adds to more than the sum of the parts” - Lewis and Biggs “Open Air Sculpture in Britain, Twenty First Century Developments. It is the spectators choice whether or not to physically experience the sculpture. If they do so the desired effect is to shock them out of their daily routine and so into thinking about their surroundings and the environment. The juxtaposition of the hard yet malleable copper against the organic green trees is striking in both colour variations as it is in materials. I propose to lead the spectator into thinking about the environment they are in as well as enticing them to experience the sculpture and interact with it. The pieces will provide a visual and tactile distinction between man made and naturally occurring materials.
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