THE ERIC BERG MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN METAL 2022
About Laura Baring-Gould
The metal works I make involve transformation: Original split bamboo traps, cultivated heirloom fruits and peppers, hand sewn textiles, ritual amulets and scrupulously recreated bird nests in budding trees are cast into bronze so fragile forms become enduring echoes. Each object is created through ancient techniques of bronze casting, work in lost wax and skillful patina. The final pieces, often at the scale of a hand, center intimate perceptual experiences to catalyze an ineffable sense of connection and wonder.