Isabel H Langtry graduated from St Martins School of Art, London. Working in bronze, constructed steel, stone, clay, mixed media, Langtry is inspired by nature, the nature of spatial relationships and the built environment.
She says “I respond to commissions for larger works, my role as Principal of Hampstead School of Art compliments my sculptural practice and reflects my history of international lecturing, including at Tate Gallery.
Langtry’s exhibition at the Whitechapel Education Gallery, London, explored a reinvention of forms as do her series of sculptures in public spaces permanently sited in Chile, Spain, Slovenia, London, Saudi Arabia, UK.
Smaller pieces and moquettes are in collections all over the world.
Fae, a 3 meter high bronze sculpture commissioned for a community garden in North London. The sculpture was designed to both enhance and be enhanced by the surrounding garden and the historic and contemporary buildings that surround it. Fay means fairy and refers to a mythical being or legendary creature found in the folklore of multiple European cultures, often thought to dwell in woodlands and bring good fortune. The sculpture dances with the trees and grasses in the garden creating endless visual possibilities, casting shadows, it makes people want to stay in the outdoor space for longer, look closely and take the time to see the magic, it becomes the focal point. People set picnics up close by, hang their clothes off it, hug & climb on it, it become part of their experience.