Castle & Estate Artist-in-Residence Project
Belvoir "3Rs: Reclaimed, Recycled, Raw" Sculpture Trail
Sculpture Symposium 2011
Courtney Lee "Family Gathering"
Selected by a panel of jurors shortly after graduating with a BA in Art History from Oxford Brookes, artist Courtney Lee participated in the inaugural 3Rs sculpture symposium in Spring 2011.
photo credit: Zita Tatrai www.zitaphotos.co.uk
Standing on the bank opposite the towpath along the Grantham Canal between the Woolsthorpe lock and Stenwith bridges (approx. midway), this installation was a challenge since the site is extremely difficult to access across a deep ditch bordering the field beyond.
The two deer sculptures are imposing in scale and appear delicate despite their size, blending well with their background, as animals naturally do.
Courtney Lee's artist statement for the piece: "My sculpture conveys the importance of a family unit and the reliance on family members / experienced members of their herd for survival. The way I have designed the deer provides an abstract approach, picking up the core points of balance needed. I chose to strip the animals bare and to focus on the contrast of an urban material versus a rural subject and setting."
The 3Rs: Reclaimed, Recycled, Raw Sculpture Trail was an artist-led initiative by sculptor Laury Dizengremel, who garnered the support of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland at Belvoir Castle and received for the project a major donation from Christie's auction house (European office).
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