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Lawrie Simonson

The use of metal and found objects in my sculpture is, I feel, a progression from the traditional and conventional manner in which artists have interpreted nature and animals. Parts for these welded sculptures shown here have been collected from various skips and industrial wastelands in and around London.

The supply is endless and fruitful. From childhood plants, animal and insect life have intrigued me. Being brought up in the Green Belt of North London, I had plenty of opportunity to observe nature from nearby woods, streams, ponds and lakes.

I am a member and a frequent visitor to London Zoo! I feel I have succeeded in amalgamating this fascination with nature into my creative work.

My aim is to capture the essence and soul of the subject matter.

To me, animals, birds and insects have a humour, vulnerability and simplicity that I transmute into sculptural form

  
 
B204, Chocolate Factory 1
Clarendon Road
Wood Green, London
N22 6XJ
 


 
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The Chocolate Factories in Wood Green, London N22, are a landmark development and hub of excellence for the creative industries in the UK.

The project started in 1996 when Collage Arts, an arts development agency, moved into the Chocolate Factory on Clarendon Road and converted several derelict floors of the Factory into artist studios.

What followed was a high demand for creative space and in 2002, Collage Arts renovated Chocolate Factory 2 on Coburg Road, next door.

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