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British Artist Laura Bacon Weaves Willow Branches Into Powerful Sculptures
Posted By Ana Lisa On May 8, 2013 @ 10:33 am In Art,Botanical,carousel showcase,Design,Environment,Gallery,Green Materials,Innovation,Recycling and Composting | No Comments
British artist Laura Bacon creates extraordinary sculptures by twisting, turning and weaving dried willow branches. Taking inspiration from birds’ nests, the artist turns chaotic amounts of raw materials into organic spaces and site-specific sculptures with organic, mysterious and very powerful results.
Laura’s work is inspired by the way insects, animals and birds create their own nests  using existing structures for support. Each of her intricate sculptures uses either organic or man-made structures as a ‘host’, developing from it. Forests, riverbanks, hedges, art galleries and even castles are all part of the artist’s working spaces.
Astonishing and biodegradable, the sculptures have been placed within London’s Saatchi Gallery,  London Design Festival  and even at the gorgeous Sudeley Castle  within a Sotheby’s exhibition. Designed for climbing, hiding, walking through and admiring, Bacon’s work is both powerful and beautiful. Woven from the inside out, these extraordinary sculptures  and spaces, can degrade back into nature when time’s up.
+ Laura Bacon 
Via Ignant 
Photos © Laura Bacon 
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 nests: http://inhabitat.com/animal-farms-cozy-human-nests-hang-from-the-treetops/
 Saatchi Gallery,: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/
 London Design Festival: http://www.londondesignfestival.com/
 Sudeley Castle: http://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk/
 extraordinary sculptures: http://inhabitat.com/6-monstrous-sculptures-made-from-recycled-vehicles/
 + Laura Bacon: http://www.lauraellenbacon.com/
 Via Ignant: http://www.ignant.de/2013/04/11/laura-bacon/
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