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Linda Watson is a sculptor residing in a quiet village at the base of the Cumbrian fells. She studied Creative Arts at The University of Northumbria at Newcastle, and later completed her MA at Cumbria Institute of the arts. She often works intuitively with natural materials, physical contact with these being essential for both maker and recipient. The sculptures are intended to communicate initially on a sensory level.
Linda describes her work as a constant striving for balance and an ongoing investigation into the public and private aspects of sculpture. Timber and stone have become increasingly important in Linda's work. Previous works have been site specific and include work at Grizedale forest. Latterly, she has taken part in various joint exhibitions and is a co founder of Pennine Artisans.
The current work is based on growth, these pieces taking the form of pods or buds, continuing an interest in renewal in the broadest sense. Working mainly in seasoned hardwoods, she has produced some highly finished pieces. These are in complete contrast to her previous works, both in finish and in scale.