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Plant, Louise
     Viaggio

Artist's statement relating to Viaggio  
                               

Created by Louise Plant, Viaggio is a sculpture that connects the past with the present. It evokes questions of time, movement and place. Once a high powered switching station occupied the Port Marine site, transformed now into a unique and special place to live. Viaggio, meaning ‘journey’ is fabricated in corten steel. Reflecting the colours of the old town roofs and contrasting with the new, this material of industry will undergo its own journey, changing colours as it responds to the weather. The two boldly curving arcs of Viaggio move across each other and space, simultaneously exuding and containing energy. It is a sculpture on a scale that people can move through, around and exist within, experiencing for themselves their own personal journey.

Website/email:   www.louiseplant.com     louise.plant@virgin.net

Career highlights

In 2000 Louise Plant was awarded an Arts Council England, Year of the Artist Award and in 2003 was elected an Associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS). In 2006 Louise met Helaine Blumenfeld (VPRBS) who became her mentor and encouraged her development. Louise was awarded the Brian Mercer Scholarship at Studio Sem, Italy by the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2007.

Louise has been commissioned to make sculpture by the RNIB Loughborough, Persimmon Homes Port Marine, Holiday Inn Poole, Cunard Shipping Company London, and George Farrar Quarries Derbyshire.

Her work has been exhibited at Clifford Chance London, The Headquarters of the Royal British Society of Sculptors London, Volterra Italy, The City Gallery Leicester, The Point Doncaster, The Usher Gallery Lincoln, Banks Mill Derby and Wysing Arts Cambridge


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