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"Obsession" january - march 2015

Born in the United Kingdom in 1961, she lives and works in the United Kingdom.

A part of the New British Sculpture movement, Laura Ford produces over-life size sculptures mostly depicting wild and domesticated four-legged animals, some of which have humanly features or attributes. Her creatures are faithful representations of fantasy and, at times, a nightmarish imagination. With their bittersweet, menacing and endearing qualities, her stuffed animals and dolls appeal to childhood memories and inhabit a world we immediately recognize as somewhat familiar. She thinks of her animal sculptures as “sculptures dressed up as animals which are dressed up as people.” Covered in fabrics, the sculptures have a deceptively soft, stuffed appearance.

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