Laura Ellen Bacon Creates Works That Blends Organic With Man-Made

 - Mar 22, 2013
References: lauraellenbacon & contemporist
The materials that Laura Ellen Bacon uses to create her expansive sculptures is organic in nature and calls to mind the homes built by avians. Relatively abstract because of the size, but familiar because of the influence, Bacon explains that, "Being interested in the way in which nests (both insect, animal and bird) often use existing structures for support, I began making my early works at the turn of the millennium upon dry stone walls and evolved to work within trees, riverbanks and hedges, allowing the chosen structure (be it organic or man-made) to become host."

The explanation is an astute one that helps us understand the complexing work; it's a meshing of the organic and the man-made and a human's literal interpretation of how the nest is constructed.