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The Twists and The Turns

British artist, Laura Bacon, weaves her way into beautiful large-scale eco-friendly installations.

She creates powerful huge sculptures by twisting, turning and weaving dried willow branches using her own hands.

Artist Laura Bacon Waves Huge Willow Sculptures

Image source: www.lauraellenbacon.com

The artist enjoys reorganizing chaotic amounts of raw material to create organic sculptures and site-specific spaces that evoke nature and provide people with mysterious powerful art.

Her sculptures are made to engage with people and to beautifully sit within its surroundings. They are designed for climbing, hiding, walking through them or just admiring their intricate craft.

Taking inspiration from the way birds build their own nests using flexible often-natural materials, Bacon weaves dried willow branches into a desired place.

Artist Laura Bacon Waves Huge Willow Sculptures

Image source: www.lauraellenbacon.com

She is also inspired by another curious relationship in nature mimicking the way insects, birds and other animals use existing structures for support to create their homes.

The British artist weaves her willow sculptures on treetops or makes them creep on a building’s wall creating unique organic pieces but also new powerful connections between art and architecture.

Each of her intricate artworks uses either organic or man-made structures as a ‘host’ developing from it and interacting, but also embellishing them making their ‘host’ stand out.

Artist Laura Bacon Waves Huge Willow Sculptures

Image source: www.lauraellenbacon.com

Bacon works with a technique she developed herself through many years of experience and a love for experimenting with different kinds of dried plants. She starts weaving from the inside out without never really knowing how the final piece will turn up. She lets the material guide her.

Bacon’s organic sculptures have already inhabited forests, riverbanks, hedges, art galleries and even castles.

Artist Laura Bacon Waves Huge Willow Sculptures

Image source: www.lauraellenbacon.com

Some of her biodegradable sculptures can be found at England’s gorgeous Sudeley Castle as part of a Sotheby’s exhibition and at major design events and art spaces around the British capital including the Saatchi Gallery and the bustling London Design Festival.

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