Laura Partington - wire sculptures
We have no photo of Laura at present.
Laura has always enjoyed being creative and experimenting with various media. Over the years in her sculptures she’s attempted to capture nature in motion; creatures in flight, floating, running or poised ready to scuttle off.
Wire is a wonderful medium for suggesting movement and casting interesting shadows. Each piece is started by “drawing” a basic 3D outline. This gradually takes shape by bending and twisting lengths of wire together and then attaching finer detail. Since taking up wire sculpture Laura has become a tool geek and has moved in on her husband’s territory (the garage) which enables her to find successful and imaginative ways to mount her work.
She has always loved being outdoors surrounded by the beauty of creation. Explaining that sculpting has brought a weird new dimension to her interaction with the natural world so that when she comes across something she haven’t seen before she finds herself asking, “How could I make that out of wire?”