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.
Picassos Petals I
The work is inspired by shapes and forms observed in nature. The sculptor Isabel H Langtry says “I make abstract sculpture whose shapes take on living qualities. People often want to touch them, hug them, I love that reaction and I love Picasso, his work has been important to me since I was a child, as well as Yoruba and Pre-Columbian art, it is not surprising that they look so good in nature and the urban environment. I work directly into clay or stone, sometimes stopping to draw which helps me to develop the language flowing naturally from the source of inspiration. Any narrative shapes you find seem to create themselves, it’s unavoidable, as the eye has evolved to seek them out, which is great fun”.