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ABOUT ARTISTS: RICHARD LONG

Photograph of Richard Long by Si Barber for the Guardian, 16 April 2017
Photograph of Richard Long by Si Barber for the Guardian, 16 April 2017

The Royal Academy of Arts introduces land artist Richard Long (born in Bristol in 1945) as follows:

Richard Long studied at the West of England College of Art from 1962 to 1965 and at St. Martin’s School of Art, London from 1966 to 1967. Long wanted to make nature the subject of his work, but in new ways. His first walk-based work was a straight line in a field (1967). Subsequent walks took Long across Dartmoor and Exmoor and enabled him to explore the relationships between time, distance, geography and measurement. These walks were recorded in maps, photographs and text works. Throughout his career Long has explored sculpture as a medium concerned with place as well as material and form.

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LAURA DE SANTILLANA AND ALESSANDRO DIAZ DE SANTILLANA │ Yorkshire Sculpture Park → 6 September 2015

 

(Posted 9 May 2015. The text is in an older version of Ñspel.)

“Venis-bêst siblñz Lâra de Santiyana n Aleșandro Diaz de Santiyana r inṭnašnli rnând ātists n dsndnts v ɖ Venīni glaswér diṇsti, istablišt bî Pâlo Venini on ɖ îḷnd v Murano in 1921. In Me 2015, ɖe brñ ɖer eḷgnt sculpčṛl fwmz n culrfl glas pêntñz t YSP’z rfrbišt 18ʈ senčri čapl in ɖer frst evr YC xibišn.

Xperimentešn, risc-têcñ n iṇvešn drîv ɖ de Santiyaṇz’ wrc, fed bî wîdspred travl n c̣laḅrešnz wɖ glasmêcñ xprts acrs ɖ wrld. Aleșandro’z inspirešn z wōtr, ẇč trnzlets t ɖ incredbl trītmnt v ɖ srfis in hiz wrcs, mni v ẇč hv a stroñ, pêntrli qoḷti. Ɖ YSP xibišn includz a siriz v wōl n flor wrcs bî ɖ ātist, wɖ a complex, dāc blac yt mirrd patina, rcwlñ ɖ sens v lcñ intu dīp, rflctñ pūlz.

Crušñ ɖ tipicl blôn silindr, foldñ it in on itslf, z a tecnīc ofn implýd bî Lâra de Santiyana t pṛdys slab-lîc fwmz ɖt r, in a sens, envlops f̣rvr sìld bî ɖ mcñ-prôses. Ɖ ātist rfŕz t ɖm az glasbcs, n ɖe rten a pârfl sens v sīmñ t cnten nolij held in sspenšn. In ɖ čapl, ɖ ātist šoz a lîbrri v ɖz fwmz, t ẇč š rtrnz hbičli, in spešli md bcšelvz.”

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LOS CARPINTEROS │ Parasol Unit, London → 24 May 2015

'Tomates' (detail), 2013. Real tomatoes and watercolour splash, porcelain, dimensions variable. Photo: Jason Wyche. Courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery, New York and Ivorypress, Madrid. © Los Carpinteros
‘Tomates’ (detail), 2013. Real tomatoes and watercolour splash, porcelain, dimensions variable. Photo: Jason Wyche. Courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery, New York and Ivorypress, Madrid. © Los Carpinteros

(Posted 7 May 2015. The text is in an older version of Ñspel.)

“Paṛsol ynit fândešn fr cntmprri āt z dlîtd t priznt an xibišn v wrcs bî Kbn āt c̣lctv, Los Carpinteros (Marco Castiyo n Dagoberto Rodrīgez). Ɖs xibišn, ɖ dyo’z frst mêjr šo in a public Lundn instityšn, includz xtnsv insṭlešnz, sculpčrz, wōtrculr drōñz n a filmscrīnñ, ẇč em t xplor n inteṛget ɖ funẋnalti v ācitecčr, dzîn n ɖ evrde objct.

Ɖ deftli craftd – n ofn hymṛs – insṭlešnz n sculpčrz md bî Los Carpinteros me apir ẇimzicl at frst, yt evri pìs hz an eḷmnt v ṗlitcl comntri, mostli rletd t ɖer prsnl xpirı̣ns n contxt. Ɖs dcoṭmi pṛvîdz a vast rzws wɖ ẇč ɖe cn b bʈ plêfl n critcl. Ofn dscrîbd az inṭrogtv āt, ɖer wrc xaminz ɖ rlešnšp btwn āt n ssayti, fwm n funẋn, practcalti n frivḷsṇs.

Fr ɖ Los Carpinteros xibišn at Paṛsol ynit, ɖ grândflor gaḷriz r dedicetd t lj-scêl insṭlešnz n sculpčrz, sč az Tomates, 2013. Ɖs xtnsv wōlinsṭlešn cnsists v mr ɖn 200 riyl tmātoz splatrd agnst ɖ gaḷrīwōl, on ẇč bytifli craftd pwṣlen tmātoz r instwld, ivocñ wɖ a pýňnt senṣtivti ɖ inṭple v a ṗlitcl uprîzñ. Olso xibitd z 17m, an insṭlešn cmprîzd v a 17-mītr-loñ cloɖñrêl on ẇč hañ mr ɖn tu hundṛd blac sūts puñčrd ʈrt bî a gêpñ star. Altoparlante Solimar (Solimar Lâdspīcr), 2008, z an inwms ebnīwŭd strucčr emyletñ Hvana’z Solimar apātmntbildñ, dzînd bî Manuel Copado in 1944 n wel-nôn fr its moḍnist dzîn, impozñ hît n its lj-scêl sîṇsýdl balc̣niz. Ɖ Los Carpinteros strucčr z a lj acūstc box, in ẇč č apātmnt hz bcm a lâdspīcr t rīpṛdys ɖ výsz v ɖ famliz livñ insd it. Ɖ târñ LEGO® brics cnstruẋn, Robotica, 2013, z bêst on ɖ Stêt Sạntific Sentr fr Ṛbotcs n Tecnicl Sîḅnetcs in St. Pītrzbrg, refṛnsñ fwmr Sôvı̣t cmemṛtv monymnts.

Los Carpinteros’ wōtrculr drōñz, svṛl xamplz v ẇč r includd in ɖ xibišn, ofn funẋn lîc ācitcčṛl blūprints fr cnstruẋnz ɖt r bilt t scêl n adaptd fr č ptklr xibišnspês. Ɖz wōtrculr drōñz ofr a welʈ v psbltiz n inspirešn fr ptenšl fabricešn v wrcs, olɖo sm onli rmen az fanṭsi, yt ɖe r an intrinsic pāt v ɖer practis, actñ az a cmynic̣tv tūl or on-gwñ dscušn btwn ɖ ātists.

In ɖ upr-flor gaḷriz z a siriz v wōtrculr drōñz alñ wɖ sm sml-scêl prôtotîp modlz, ẇč r bêst on priznstrucčrz n fabricetd yzñ Cwtn stīl. Sm v ɖ modlz hv mtirı̣lîzd intu lj-scêl rīdñrūmz fr uɖr cmišnd projcts. Scrīnñ ʈrt ɖ xibišn wl b ɖ film Conga Irreversible, 2012, a pfwmns orijinli cnsivd n pṛdyst bî Los Carpinteros ātc̣lctv on ɖ ocežn v ɖ 2012 Hvana Bîeňl.

Ɖs xibišn, kretd bî Zība Āḍlan, Fândr/Drctr v Paṛsol ynit, z acumṗnid bî a rletd prôgram v edycešnl ivnts at ɖ fândešn.

Ātist Bîogṛfi

Kbn ātc̣lctv, Los Carpinteros (Ɖ Cāpntrz), cnsist v Māco Antonio Castiyo Valdez (b. 1971) n Dagoberto Rodrīgez Sančez (b. 1969). Ɖe stātd t wrc az a grūp ẇl studiyñ at ɖ Instituto Superior de Arte in Hvana in ɖ ŕli 1990z. Ɖer ŕvra okpîz an intrīgñ n ambiğs eria btwn conspčlizm, activizm n fwmlizm. Ɖer ʈri-dmnšnl wrcs r cómplimentd bî wōtrculrz n vidioz. Ɖ ātists liv n wrc btwn Mdrid, Spên, n Hvana, Kba.

Wrcs bî Los Carpinteros r in svṛl public n prîvt c̣lẋnz […]”

 

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TAL R: CHIMNEY SCHOOL OF SCULPTURE │ Victoria Miro, London → 30 May 2015

(Posted 28 April 2015. The text is in an older version of Ñspel.)

“Victoria Miro z dlîtd t priznt Čimni scūl v sculpčr, an xibišn v ny wrc bî ɖ Côpnhāgn-bêst ātist Tal R.

Tal R hz ofn yzd ɖ wrd kolbojnik, mīnñ leftovrz in Hībru, t dscrîb hiz practis v swsñ n c̣lctñ a wîd renj v imijri, fiğṛtv n abstract, fṛm hî n lo culčr. Instwld c̣lctvli, Tal R’z wrcs cn gv ɖ imprešn v a grūp šo, az adhiṛns t a sngl isʈetc stîl z isčūd in fevr v a nonhạrācicl xpḷrešn v mtirı̣l n fwm. Ɖs wl b xplord in ɖ xibišn, ẇč stêjz sculpčrz alñsd frničrwrcs n a siriz v pêntñz n wrcs on pêpr.

Ɖ lowr gaḷri wl b popyletd bî a dispṛt c̣lẋn v sramic, crīčr-lîc sculpčrz. Tal R hz implýd a prôses v racūfîrñ, an ênčnt tecnīc ẇč orijinetd in sixtīnʈ-senčri Jpan. Ɖ prôses pṛdysz ntwrı̣sli unpridictbl rzults – ɖ cle’z srfis z blacnd or ẇîtnd acwdñ t ɖ intnsti v its xpožr t ɖ smôc n z laybl t crac or īvn xplod, a voḷtiḷti ɖt hz drwn ɖ ātist t ɖ mtirı̣l.

Alñsd ɖ racūsculpčrz wl b a nmbr v minimlist sculpčrz v fabric-cuvrd wŭd. Ɖz ljr-ɖn-lîf flūmz, wɖ candīcên strîps n bilt-in ervents, cwl t mînd ɖ industrı̣l čimni. Hvr, ɖz wrcs r dvōst fṛm eni funẋnñ sistm. Instd ɖe sjst a jýflṇs ɖt rbycs a factrīlojc v in-pts n ât-pts, n imbodi a strenjr n ls qontifaybl prôses.

Tal R z olso nôn fr pṛdysñ ynīc, hand-md sôfz, or ôpı̣mbedz, ẇč r md fṛm old n ny rugz swst ʈrt Scandinevia n trītd wɖ pênt n dai in ɖ stydio. A nmbr v ɖz pačwrct pìsz v frničr wl pṛvîd anɖr pspctv fṛm ẇč t vy – or fṛm ẇč t b vyd bî – ɖ sculpčrz. Xplorñ ɖ dmstc qoḷti v frničr az an ātistc mīdı̣m, Tal R plez wɖ ɖ bândri btwn āt n lîf. Nɖr ɖ practcl prṗs v ɖz wrcs nr ɖer isʈetc qoḷtiz têc catgoricl presdns. Ɖ îdīa v ɖ ôpı̣mbed sjsts a hêzi, lêtnt spês v unfetrd ʈncñ, ɖ funẋnl objct dlinietñ a non-funẋnl spês v ʈt.

Ɖ upsterz flor v ɖ gaḷrīspês wl b têcn p wɖ a slf-cntend coridorstrucčr strečt ovr wɖ canvsmtirı̣l. Wɖn it r pêntñz n wrcs on pêpr, ol dpictñ a clozd blînd. Rpitd acrs ɖ wōlz v an inclozd spês, ɖs reprizentešn v šutrd vižn cnvez a visṛl sens v intirioṛti n pzišnz ɖ vywr in an ambiğs spês ɖt z nɖr insd nr âtsd.

Bạgraficl dītelz

Born in Tel Avīv in 1967, Tal R livz n wrcs in Côpnhāgn. H hz hd sôlo xibišnz at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Āhŭs, Denmāc (2013 – 2014); Pinakothek der Moderne, Mynic (2013); Galerie im Taxispalais, Inzbrŭc, Ostria, travlñ t Kunsthalle Dūsldwf (bʈ 2013); Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, Sâ Pâlu (2012); Museum Kunstpalast, Dūsldwf (2012); Kunstverein Augsburg-Holbeinhaus, Âgzbrg, Jrṃni (2011); Der Kunstverein, Hambrg (2011); Maġzīn III Myziym n Fândešn fr Cntmprri Āt, Stochom (2009); Kunsthalle Tūbñn, Tūbñn (2009); Bônefãtõ Myziym, Māstrict (2008); Camdn Ātșentr, Lundn (2008); Luīziana Myziym fr Moderne Kunst, Denmāc (2007); n Kunsthalle Manhîm (2007). Tal R wz a pṛfesr at Kunstakademie Dūsldwf fṛm 2005–2014.”

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DEFINING BEAUTY: THE BODY IN ANCIENT GREEK ART │ British Museum, London → 5 July 2015

Marble statue of a discus-thrower (discobolus) by Myron. Roman copy of a bronze Greek original of the 5th century BC.
Marble statue of a discus-thrower (discobolus) by Myron. Roman copy of a bronze Greek original of the 5th century BC.

(Posted 13 April 2015. The text is in an older version of Ñspel.)

“Xpirı̣ns ɖ briłns n dvrṣti v ênčnt Grīc āt in ɖs mêjr xibišn foc̣sñ on ɖ hymn bodi.

Fr senčriz ɖ ênčnt Grīcs xperimentd wɖ wez v reprizntñ ɖ hymn bodi, bʈ az an objct v byti n a berr v mīnñ.

Ɖ rmāc̣bl wrcs v āt in ɖ xibišn renj fṛm abstract simpliṣti v prīhistoric fiğrīnz t breʈtêkñ riylizm in ɖ êj v Alixandr ɖ Grt. Ɖz wrcs cntinyd t inspîr ātists fr hundṛdz v yirz, gvñ fwm t ʈt n šêpñ âr ôn pspšnz v ârslvz.

Ɖ čīf fwmz v byti r ōdr, siṃtri n clir dliniešn. (Aristotl)

In pwtreyñ îdiyl tîps v byti… y brñ tgɖr fṛm mni modlz ɖ most bytifl fīčrz v č (Socṛtīz)”

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PASCALE MARTHINE TAYOU: BOOMERANG │ Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London → 17 May 2015

(Posted 8 April 2015. The text is in an older version of Ñspel.)

“Srpntîn Gaḷriz priznts ɖ frst sôlo šo in Lundn bî Caṃrun-born, Beljm-bêst ātist Pascal Martīn Tîu. Ɖ xibišn includz ny wrc md sṗsificli fr ɖ Srpntîn n intṛdysz ōdı̣nsz t a renj v wrcs ɖt demnstret ɖ ātist’s ynīc abiḷti t cmbîn išuz v indivijl n našnl îdntti n glôbl cnsumšn.

Ɖ Srpntîn Saclr Gaḷri z popyletd bî a dvrs mix v sculpčṛl fwmz ɖt demnstret Tîu’z ynīc vižl lanĝj, bêst on ācitîps, md n fând objcts n tṛdišnl craft. Mistirı̣s hymn fwmz n fntastcl bīsts – sč az ɖ 100 mītr snêc v Africonda – incwṗret mtirı̣lz sč az cloʈ, wŭd, plastc, glas, ōganic matr n consymrwêst, cmbînd wɖ an ātiznl scil.

Tîu, hu bgan studiyñ lw bfr dsîdñ instd t bcm an ātist, bgan xibitñ in ɖ ŕli 1990z – a tîm v ṗlitcl n sošl uphivl acrs West Africa. Wɖ wrcs ofn pṛdyst in situ, Tîu z rnând fr cmbînñ fând n dscādd objcts n mtirı̣lz – ofn swst lôcli – wɖ a scild n plêfl sens v craftsmnšp.

Tîu hz xibitd inṭnašnli, includñ sôlo xibišnz at ɖ Fâlr Myziym at UCLA (2014); Cnsthâs Brêgenz (2014); MACRO, Rôm (2012); MUDAM Luxmbrg (2011); Mac Liõ (2011); Malmö Consthal (2010).

Insd-ât z a rzws fr tīčrz dzînd t acumṗni ɖ Pascal Martīn Tîu xibišn. Dânlod ɖ Insd-Ât Rzws.

BŪṂRAÑ z pṛdyst bî ɖ Srpntîn Gaḷriz in c̣laḅrešn wɖ BÔZAR, Sentr fr Fîn Āts, Bruslz.

Ɖs xibišn at ɖ Srpntîn Saclr Gaḷri z pāt v ɖ Srpntîn’z Sprñprôgram, ẇč includz a mêjr srve bî Americn ātist Lion Gôlūb ɖt runz cncuṛntli at ɖ Srpntîn Gaḷri.”

Africonda – series, 2014. Wash cloth, mask, dry hay, wood. Photo: Lorenzo Fiaschi

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DOROTHY ANNAN AND TREVOR TENNANT │ Henry Moore Institute, Leeds → 1 March 2015

Photograph of Dorothy Annan working on the mosaic panels for King's College Library, Newcastle, 1959 Courtesy of the Estate of Dorothy Annan and Trevor Tennant/Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive)
Photograph of Dorothy Annan working on the mosaic panels for King’s College Library, Newcastle, 1959
Courtesy of the Estate of Dorothy Annan and Trevor Tennant/Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive)

Doṛʈi Ann n Trevr Tennt seḷbrets ɖ jenṛs dneśn v ɖ arcîv bî ɖ faṃli v artists Doṛʈi Ann (1900–83) n Trevr Tennt (1900–80). Brññ tgɖr foṭgrafs, sceć-bcs n xbiśncaṭlogz, ɖ xbiśn pṛvîdz a croṇlojicl insît intu ɖ artists’ pracṭsz, śedñ lît on ɖ rleśnśp btwn sculpćr n arcitecćr n ɖ rǒl v art in Britiś ssayti folowñ ɖ Secnd Wrldwor in Britn.

Trevor Tennant at work in his studio, 1930s Courtesy of the Estate of Dorothy Annan and Trevor Tennant/Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive)
Trevor Tennant at work in his studio, 1930s
Courtesy of the Estate of Dorothy Annan and Trevor Tennant/Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive)

Ann n Tennt wr membrz v ɖ Artists Inṭnaśnl Asośieśn (AIA), a ssayti v artists istabliśt in 1932, huz em wz ɖ Yṇti v Artists fr Pīs, Dmocṛsi n Culćṛl Dveḷpmnt. A left-wñ orġnîześn, ɖ grūp bròt tgɖr artists n dzînrz t pṛdys pamflits, postrz n public-art cmiśnz plesñ artistic crịtivti at ɖ hart v evride lîf. Best in Lemñtn Spa, Woricśr, jrñ ɖ wor, Ann n Tennt wr olso a part v Ɖ Artists n Dzînrz Grūp, ẃć wrct on nymṛs public cmiśnz in hotelz, scūlz n cantīnz. Ɖer involvmnt in AIA z crūśl t unḍstandñ ɖer wrc, ẃć z yźli faund in public spesz, drw̃ on fiğṛtiv refṛnsz n imbedd wɖn an unḍstandñ v art az a fors fr sivic gd.

Aftr ɖ wor, bʈ Ann n Tennt xibitd ɖer wrc in cmrśl xbiśnz, ẃl simlteńsli psywñ ɖer ǒn projcts. Ann dveḷpt a hîli s’xesfl c’lx́n v poṭri fr ɖ frnićrcumṗni Hìl n Sun, hr sceć-bcs, fild wɖ reṣpiz fr glezz, cn b sìn in ɖs xbiśn. Tennt pṛdyst smōl-scel fiğṛtiv bronzsculpćrz, ẃć wr includd in ɖ Sculpćr in ɖ Hom xbiśnz orġnîzd bî ɖ Artscaunsl ɖt emd t intṛdys ɖ public t sculpćr in ɖ dmestc setñ.

Ɖ postwor yirz ofrd ɖ artists ɖ oṗtyṇti t wrc on svṛl larj-scel public cmiśnz. Bʈ Ann n Tennt c’laḅretd closli wɖ ɖ Lundn Cǎnticaunsl Patṛnij v ɖ Arts Scīm, fr ẃć Ann pṛdyst a scūlmyṛl in Lundn, ẃl Tennt crietd sculpćrz fr a scūl n plêgrǎnd. Tennt dzînd arcitecćṛl rlifs fr Covntri, ẃć at ɖ tîm wz unḍgowñ rīdizîn folowñ xtnsiv bomñ jrñ ɖ wor. Ann pṛdyst mzêics fr scūlz in Lundn n Nycasl, az wel az public myṛlz, hr most feṃs biyñ ɖ Lundn Jenṛl Post-ofis hedqortrz at ɖ Flīt Bildñ.

Ɖ Doṛʈi Ann n Trevr Tennt arcîv jônd ɖ Henri Mur Insttyt Arcîv v Sculpćr’z peprz in 2012. A part v Līdz Myziymz n Gaḷriz, ɖ Arcîv z manijd in a ynīc partnrśp ɖt hz bilt wn v ɖ strongist public c’lx́ns v sculpćr in Britn. Untl 4 Jańri 2015, Doṛʈi Ann n Trevr Tennt sat alñsd Līźa Clarc: Organic Pleinz in Gaḷri 4, n fṛm 28 Jańri A Studi v Modn Jaṗnīz Sculpćr. Ɖs studi v Ann n Tennt’s cmitmnt t public sculpćr z cmyṇcetd in ɖs xbiśn ʈru dokmenteśn v bʈ ɖ wrc n prosesz v mcñ, n in contrast ɖ cncuṛnt xbiśn Ɖ Ivntsculpćr priznts nîn ifīmṛl ivnts ǎtsd ɖ Henri Mur Insttyt, ɖt lêtr muv intu Gaḷriz 1, 2 n 3.”

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BARBARA HEPWORTH: WITHIN THE LANDSCAPE │ Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria → 28 September 2014

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Bābra Hepẉʈ, TWSO III (GAḶTEA), 1958

Fôṭgraf: Tôni West Ftogṛfi

(Posted 21 August 2014. The text is in an older version of Ñspel.)

“Aḅt Hwl’z suṃrexibišn fôc̣sz on wn v ɖ grtst ātists v ɖ twentịʈ senčri, Dêm Bābra Hepẉʈ (1903-1975). Apāt fṛm Bābra Hepẉʈ: A Retṛspectv at Têt Liṿpūl in 1994, ɖs z ɖ frst significnt xibišn v hr wrc in ɖ Nwʈ West fr ovr sixti yirz. It wl cnten sm v Hepẉʈ’s most îconic sculpčrz includñ Strñd Figr (Crly), 1956, Twso III (Gaḷtea), 1958, n Mūnfwm, 1968, alñsd prints, fôṭgrafs n ifīṃra dītelñ ɖ ātist’s lîfloñ rlešnšp wɖ ɖ landscep. Lêcḷnd Āts r wrcñ clôsli wɖ ɖ Hepẉʈ Istet t sikr ci wrcs az wel az borowñ fṛm našnl instityšnz fr ɖs impwtnt xibišn.

Ɖ landscep pṛvîdd unndñ inspirêšn fr Hepẉʈ’s āt. Fṛm ɖ ruf n rugid West Rîdñ landscep xpirı̣nst in hr čîldhd t ɖ idilic vyz v St Îvz in Cwnẉl, fr Hepẉʈ landscep wz fwṃtv, multīfasitd n constntli stimyletñ. Š stêtd I, ɖ sculptr, am ɖ landscep. I am ɖ fwm n I am ɖ holo, ɖ ʈrust n ɖ contur. Hepẉʈ’s comntri on ɖ subjct z xtnsv n ɖs xibišn wl drw on hr wrdz, hr fôṭgrafs n ifīṃra alñsd hr sculpčrz t gv a ynīc insît intu ẇt š wz bʈ inspîrd bî, n hâ š cntribytd t a pspšn v landscep.

Born in Wêcfīld in 1903, Hepẉʈ trênd az a sculptr at Līdz Scūl v Āt n ɖ Royl Colij v Āt. Alñsd Henri Mur, Hepẉʈ bcem a līdñ figr in ɖ ny muvmnt asošietd wɖ drct cāvñ. Hepẉʈ’s frst retṛspctv šo wz held at Templ Nysm, Līdz in 1943, n š reprizntd Britn at ɖ 25ʈ Venis Bienāle in 1950. Jrñ ɖ 1950z š bcem incrīsñli istablišt, rsīvñ svṛl mêjr cmišnz fr public sculpčr, includñ a cmišn fr ɖ Festivl v Britn in 1951. Hepẉʈ wz an actv membr v ɖ St Îvz Scūl v ātists ẇč includd hr huzbnd, Ben Niclsn az wel az Nâm Gābo, Pītr Laňn n Patric Heṛn. Hr inṭnašnl standñ wz cnfrmd ẇn š wz awōdd ɖ Grand Prîz at ɖ 1959 Sâ Pâlu Bienāl.”

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FIGRZ IN A LANDSCEP, nretd bî Sesl De Luis, 1953 (xtract)