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Emily Woolley

National Sculpture Prize 2021 | Finalist

Materials: Copper, water, solar panels and pumps

A Small Ocean Swallowed

“This textural independence within a manmade enclosure sitting in a natural environment exists as a metaphor for mankind’s industrial activities. The work illustrates that although this often has a disruptive effect on our natural landscape if approach with a sensitivity and understanding of interdependency, these activities can exist in, and enhance upon, our appreciation of nature– just as the sculpture enriches the natural beauty of its setting by responding to light and weather conditions.

Emily Woolley - A small ocean swallowed - Maquette submitted for 2021 NSP using copper and resin
Emily Woolley - A small ocean swallowed - Digital render submitted for 2021 NSP

right - 'A Small Ocean Swallowed'

July - November 2021

This year, for the first time ever, all voting will be done in person at the estate. Visitors are invited to explore the exhibition and select their winner. The public vote will take place between 1st July 2021 and 31st October 2021.

 

Protean (A Recasting), 2020, silicone, steel, water, mica pigment, copper bar, copper vinyl, wood, submersible water pumps
Protean (A Retracing), 2019, silicone, steel, mica pigment, copper bar, copper vinyl, wood, rope
Protean (A Retracing), 2019, silicone, steel, mica pigment, copper bar, copper vinyl, wood, rope
Host, 2018, silicone, steel, leather, foam, wood, rope, aluminium, miliput, paint, dimensions variable
Protean (A Recasting), 2020, silicone, steel, water, mica pigment, copper bar, copper vinyl, wood, submersible water pumps