BOARHUNT PLINTH, Little Forest Open Sculpture Competition Winner. Hampshire 1 - 15 June 2019

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BOARHUNT PLINTH, Little Forest Open Competition 2019

'We are delighted to announce Lisa Traxler as the winner of our Little Forest Open Competition 2019. Her work ‘Disruptive Light Apparatus’ will be displayed on our Boarhunt 4th Plinth during Art in the Garden 2019.'

Art in the Garden returns for the 6th year, including our Little Forest Open Competition winner Lisa Traxler and the Little Forest Land Art team.

Situated in the Hampshire countryside north of Fareham, Art in the Garden features the work of 23 artists and makers working in an assortment of mediums including ceramics, glass, metal, willow, stone, wood, and photography. The work will be displayed around the 3 acre meadow, along the woodland path and in Jan’s studio.
Art in the Garden also features the Little Forest Land Art team, artists working directly in the environment, creating work with natural materials.

Venue: Evergreen, Trampers Lane, North Boarhunt, Hampshire, PO17 6BU
Follow the pink signs!
Date: 1st – 15th June
Time: 10am-5pm daily

Free entry
Onsite parking
Sorry – no credit/debit card facilities (no mobile phone signal!)
Sorry – no dogs except guide dogs

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Lisa Traxler’s Statement

‘Disruptive Light Apparatus’ plays with the notions of encrypted communication between light and landscape utilising a paper composite more commonly used in the construction industry. The shattered composition of shape and form create interference and interruption asking the viewer to witness and experience the surrounding forest as a fragmented landscape. This reflection may be seen as an analogy of a fractured society and our place within it. A visually disruptive framed composition for the viewer, acting as a paper ‘window’ sitting in landscape format upon the ancient oak plinth. Quiet moments of contemplation may be observed as the arc of the sun casts moving shattered shadows upon the forest floor entwined with the sound of birdsong.

This disruption in the woodland setting references my ongoing research and continuing work responding to a WWII Radar Bunker; its architecture, communication towers and layered referencing of subterfuge, secret defence and displacement.’

Lisa Traxler RWS, MRSS, combines painting and 3D form within her practice, her vitreous enamel and steel mural was featured on national television (Grand Designs, Channel 4, 2012). Her work has been exhibited in the London Design Festival (2016 & 2017). Works from her solo exhibition ‘BUILD’ have been exhibited in the Penwith Gallery St. Ives, (2017) Surface Matter, London, (2017) and ‘Dazzle’ at St. Barbe Museum + Art Gallery, Hampshire (2018) and Southampton City Art Gallery (2018-19).