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Murmuration: a new work by Laura Ellen Bacon

September 4, 2015

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Laura Ellen Bacon will transform the facade of the Holburne Museum with an intricate yet imposing sculpture. Visible from inside and outside the building, its surging, presence will evoke the murmuration patterns of swallows and starlings.Murmuration is made entirely from Flanders Red willow, a variety grown and harvested locally. It is soaked to retain the material’s pliability, before being curved and knotted into panels by the artist and a team of Holburne volunteers. Laura herself then weaves the panels into the final structure.

Laura’s work brings a sense of scale and ambition to the traditional methods and materials of basket-weaving. In her hands the willow is organic and natural, but also part of a highly complex and considered structure. Murmuration has a sense of permanence, yet captures a fleeting/ephemeral/transitory moment.

The sculpture will relocate to a permanent home in the Holburne’s grounds in the autumn

The Holburne Museum


September 4, 2015
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The Holburne Museum
Great Pulteney Street
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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