Completed piece – Laura 2

by Chantal

 

Laura 2, 2012. Chantal Powell

I finished my Laura 2 sculpture last week – ironically completed before Laura 1 who is waiting for me to perfect my new welding skills before making her stand.

This is the first completed piece of a new body of work inspired by the Victorian novel “Laura: A Journey Into The Crystal” by George Sand. An eccentric exploration of young love; the story addresses issues of idolatry, obsession and impossibility. Set within a glittering world of geodes and crystals, it is a meditation on beauty and form.

Materials: Reclaimed mannequin, chipboard, bamboo, metallic paint, wire, rock crystals
Dimensions: 200x60x100cm

Laura 2, 2012. Chantal Powell

Laura 2, 2012. Chantal Powell

Laura 2 (detail) 2012. Chantal Powell

Laura 2, 2012. Chantal Powell