Laura Ellen Bacon, Inundation.
An immersive, abstract installation in willow, especially devised for Ruthin Craft Centre.
Stand in the midst of a huge, flowing mass of swelling forms, ripples and surges. Smell the enduring scent of the natural material; watch the shadows describe new waves upon the walls. Material pours in, to the point where the space is full, responding both to the existing architecture and to the flow of visitors.
Using the precise language of a highly particular making skill to engulf the gallery, Laura Ellen Bacon manipulates and ties thousands of rods of willow, their inherent tension tethered by knotting, their potential for spring and movement still apparent. Mass is created by multiple human-scale gestures, a new architectural structure in a natural material.
Laura Ellen Bacon in Conversation
2.00pmFREE, please call to book a placeThursday 28 August
Can the process of making reflect other processes? With her new work for Ruthin Craft Centre, Inundation, Laura Ellen Bacon has drawn parallels between the immersive techniques of producing her immense installations and the power and volume of flood waters. The work reflects upon recent history of extremes of flooding: both in North Wales and in the Somerset Levels where the willow for this work was grown. Laura will speak about the issues involved in making site-specific installations on this scale, of the techniques used and on her past work for sites such as historic houses.
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