Kidderpore Community Gardens
Picassos Petals II
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”.