Beyond representation: Sophie-Elizabeth Thompson’s sculptures
The beauty of natural forms and the charm of what is handmade, but especially the relation that joins the latter with the former. It’s the small details that interest Sophie-Elizabeth Thompson, an English sculptor and illustrator based in Barcelona.
Decontextualized, her works evoke the shapes of delicate bones, industrial architectural structures, fluid interstitial silhouettes, often ignored, that occupy the empty spaces between objects.
For Sophie-Elizabeth, first and foremost a work has to have a self-contained vitality, an energy accumulated in time, a vibrant inner life, that goes beyond the object it represents.
Photos via soforbis.com
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