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Layers of Bournemouth | Public Sculptures by Briony Marshall Sculptor | Hengistbury Head in Bournemouth
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Image credit: Main images by artist, sunset shots by David Bird, starlight shot by Matt Dixon
Layers of Bournemouth | Public Sculptures by Briony Marshall Sculptor | Hengistbury Head in Bournemouth
Layers of Bournemouth | Public Sculptures by Briony Marshall Sculptor | Hengistbury Head in Bournemouth
Layers of Bournemouth | Public Sculptures by Briony Marshall Sculptor | Hengistbury Head in Bournemouth
Layers of Bournemouth | Public Sculptures by Briony Marshall Sculptor | Hengistbury Head in Bournemouth
Layers of Bournemouth | Public Sculptures by Briony Marshall Sculptor | Hengistbury Head in Bournemouth
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Layers of Bournemouth | Public Sculptures by Briony Marshall Sculptor | Hengistbury Head in Bournemouth

Layers of Bournemouth - Public Sculptures

Featured In Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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This sculpture is made of different soils from this site to mirror the layers of the local cliffs. The artist chose to use a process called Rammed Earth to avoid man-made materials, such as plastics. These are so new that the earth hasn’t had time to adapt to them. The pollution and damage they cause are a symptom of our unhealthy rushed disposable society.
Through this sculpture, Briony Marshall invites you to slow down and contemplate the beauty and age of our precious natural world. Perhaps it will help us all find the strength to do our part to protect it.

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Wescover creator since 2019
Sculptures and Installations inspired by science

Briony Marshall is a UK based sculptor and installation artist. With a background in Biochemistry, she is interested in the idea of art practice as research. In her work, Briony fuses a conceptual approach with an intuitive, materials-inspired process. Her sculptures investigate the natural world and its relationship to the human condition.

In 2012 she completed the Pangolin London Sculpture Residency which culminated in a solo show at Pangolin London. In 2008 the Royal Society of Sculptors awarded her a 2-year bursary and she later went on to be elected as a sculptor member of its board of trustees. She is head of Professional Development at the Art Academy London. The Royal Society of Chemistry named Briony one of the ‘175 Face of Chemistry’ to celebrate its 175th anniversary.

In 2018 Briony completed two large scale commissions.The first, Layers of Bournemouth, is a B.E.A.F. and Arts Council funded commission for a rammed earth public artwork on Hengitsbury Head in Bournemouth. The second was Barton’s Chair, a large molecular sculpture inspired by Nobel laureate Derek Barton’s chair isomer of cyclohexane. This now hangs at the heart of Tonbridge School’s new science centre. Most recently, Briony Marshall has been shortlisted for the Leeds feminist public artwork. For it she is now developing a work based on the discoveries and life of the scientist, pacifist and prison reformer Kathleen Lonsdale.