Sophie Stanley


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A few images from my degree show!

Sophie Stanley

Bee-All and End-All

Sophie’s work has been inspired by her interest in insects, flowers and nature. The pieces on display aim to explore the importance of bees in our world. Bees are responsible for pollinating one third of our food and are a vital part of our eco-system, but recently there has been concern over declining bee populations and ‘vanishing’ bees. Through this piece, Sophie hopes to tell the story of how our worlds are entwined. The miniature scenes allow us to analyse our relationship with bees and nature.

Sophie enjoys the possibilities laser cutting allows to transform her drawings into three dimensional forms. Here she has experimented with laser cutting a variety of materials to create the globe like flower forms. These laser cut scenes are blooming from a variety of jars and kitchenware which aim to highlight the bee’s importance in the production of our food.

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The exhibition at Trelissick Garden has finished now and everything has been taken down, so these are just a few images of how my piece lasted. The piece has withstood wind and rain and insects! I love how the colours have changed over time and I think this shows how the piece has blended and been transformed with nature.

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Just a short clip of my hanging basket to get a sense of what it’s like in 3D.

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This is some work in progress for a Contemporary Crafts exhibition at The Poly, Falmouth. My final piece will be one of seven installations that will be exhibited in the cafe for a month. I am creating three hanging baskets, where each spoke relates to a tea sold in the cafe. The baskets have been laser cut onto card and laser etched with my drawings. My piece will be on display from August 19th and will be for sale.

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Poly’s Put The Kettle on -

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