Laura Ford’s sculptures are faithful representations of fantasy with sometimes bitter sweet and menacing qualities mixed with tenderness. She uses humour and an acute observation of the human condition to engage with wider social and political issues. Intensely crafted but playful, her work encompasses drawing, painting, performance, set design and she has increasingly taken on the challenge of public art alongside museum and gallery shows. Ford studied at Bath Academy of Art between 1978-82 including a period at the Cooper Union School of Art, New York. Her work is represented in many public collections including; Tate, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Government Art Collection, Potteries Museum, National Museums and Gallery of Wales; Museum of Modern Art, University of Iowa; Arts Council of Great Britain; Contemporary Art Society; Unilever plc; Penguin Books; Oldham Art Gallery, The New Art Gallery Walsall, The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, The Meijier Gardens, Grand Rapids USA and The Gateway Foundation, St. Louis, as well as numerous private collections. In 2005 she represented Wales in the Venice Biennale. She lives and works in West Sussex alongside her husband, sculptor Andrew Sabin.
Photography Credit: Yu Scheffel