Louise Plant’s sculptures show an intriguing marriage of controlled, carved lines with fluid form. The ‘Regatta’ series is inspired by her observations of rowing. These sculptures simultaneously embody the vortices created by a rower’s oar being forced through the water and the controlled, explosive, cyclical, rhythmical drive and glide of the rower, connecting mind, body and water. Giving equal significance to stone and space, using the same carving techniques she learned in Pietrasanta, Louise’s sculptures are visually striking; teasing the most extraordinary forms out of the stone.
Louise’s work is found throughout the UK, in India, Thailand and Italy and in numerous private collections. In 2000, she received the Artist of the Year Award from the Arts Council of England, the Brian Mercer Marble Scholarship in 2007, as well as the Swedish KKV Bohuslän Scholarship in 2014. Louise was elected Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2014. She has served on their Council and as a selection panel member for the Brian Mercer Scholarships. Her studio is in Devon.