Kerry Lanigan/Lanigan-Coyte

My work embraces a diversity of art forms and  I find it hard to exist in just one creative domain.  I work with all ages and all backgrounds as a community artist and use my workshop/exhibition audiences to sound out my own creative outputs.  My work focuses on engagement, fun, interaction and transformation.

I create environmental decor/installations and sculpture inspired by the natural world. The juxtaposition of manmade unnatural sculpture aping the natural world provides an ‘other worldly’, fantastical quality to my work and combine story telling and theatre with visual arts.

My sculpture and installations, although created with industrial materials, are at home in out-door settings with the hues of the countryside providing the perfect backdrop to these outlandish decorations.

My work is informed and inspired by my surrounding environment, objects and materials that I find around me.  Cat 5 cabling and copper have infiltrated my creative outputs, my most recent series, ‘Making Love’ is comprised of framed heart shaped sculpture, merging different materials with found items and wire, I follow the form inherent in the wire as it twists and turns, twisting in found items in keeping with the theme of each piece.  The ‘Making Love’ series explores and presents the love of making things, titles in this series include ‘Washed Up Love’ and ‘Love of the Outdoors,’ so far exhibited at Harefield Heart Hospital and the Royal Brompton, I created two new pieces specific to this show looking at the heart as an organ and the role of the heart in literature and language when conveying love and emotion.

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