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Mary Philpott

Sculpture, Booth 139

The work that I make is a reflection of my interest in the lives and natural beauty of animals, both Domesticated and Wild. Living in the countryside, amongst both farm and woodland, the lives and stories of the animals and birds are always on the edge of ones gaze.The Ravens circling and croaking, building their nests; The deer on the edge of the forest and snowshoe hares hiding in the Hedgerows.  The relationships we build with other Animals become part of our own Narratives, in folktales, fairy tales and mythologies of times past, and our own present. My depiction of these familiar friends references the nineteenth century Children's Book Illustrations and Arts And Crafts renderings of Flora and Fauna.