Frances Carlile
Sculptor and printmaker

I work directly with the landscape, both as a source of inspiration and of materials found. I use fragments of the real landscape from hedgerows, moorland and the sea shore and construct them into fragile sculpture. I employ motifs of house, tree and boat to explore ideas of solitude, quietness and stillness. They provide a human scale and presence in an otherwise limitless landscape.

 
Sea Structure, Boat
Sea Structure, Boat
Leaf Vessels
Leaf Vessels
Falling Light, Nightfall
Falling Light, Nightfall
Etching The Penduick
Etching The Penduick

I use print to provide depth, to develop the work from another angle and for its rich narrative potential.