Castle & Estate Artist-in-Residence Project
Belvoir "3Rs: Reclaimed, Recycled, Raw" Sculpture Trail
Sculpture Symposium 2011
Denise Sowden "Location I"
Invited by host Laury Dizengremel, artist Denise Sowden took part in the 3Rs sculpture symposium in the UK which took place during the Spring of 2011 in Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir.
Having concentrated on creating map artworks during her degree, Denise used an old shop display stand as her point of departure for "Location I" which integrates site lines from the sculpture trail to Belvoir Castle, the border between Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, and the outlines of the Trail itself.
photo credit: Zita Tatrai www.zitaphotos.co.uk
Displayed in one of the hollows off the towpath along the Grantham Canal between the Woolsthorpe lock and Stenwith bridges (approx. midway), this installation was the first 3-D map artwork created by Denise Sowden.
Her artist statement for the piece: "For hundreds of years, maps have been our guide to physical features in the environment. Artist’s maps develop physical elements and patterns beyond geographical features and measurement. Utilising a discarded shop fitting as the starting point, I have created a unique relief sculpture for the location which incorporates the physical: canal, pathways and river, with the hidden: county boundary and sight lines of Belvoir Castle which can be interpreted as a powerful focus, or as a focus of power."
The 3Rs: Reclaimed, Recycled, Raw Sculpture Trail is 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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