Susan Laughton

Wood: growth patterns

Susan's long standing interest in landscape and architecture has always inspired her drawing and painting. Vernacular buildings, both rural and urban, domestic and functional, have found a place in her paintings for some time, no doubt also informed by time as an architectural technician.

 

She is particularly drawn to the triangular form of the gable ends of buildings, whether they be simple sheds, northern terraces, suburban 1960’s bungalows, barns or giant warehouses.

 

The move from painting to 3D forms was an instinctive urge; a desire for a more physical, tactile exploration. That exploration encompasses both the formal aspects of architectural, geometric shapes and what they mean in the sense of home, shelter, work and human endeavour and it’s impact on our external and internal landscapes.

 

There is also an element of play involved in creating imaginary worlds, remembering the painted wood toy building blocks of childhood. 

Wall hung pieces laser cut from

9mm poplar plywood with acrylic and pencil 

£300 each

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Small 3D pieces

Small pieces are made from 18mm Poplar plywood with acrylic, pencil, some with either real copper, aluminium or imitation gold gilding added.

They are 12.5h cm and varying widths apart from the little squares which are 9h x 12.5 cm

Prices - Painted and gilded - £70 each

Painted only - £55 each

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