- Figurative Sculpture
- Land Art
- Landscape Art
- Life Size Sculpture
- Living Willow
- Public Sculpture
- Sculpture Exhibition
- Sophie Courtiour
- Willow Cathedral
- Willow Figures
- Willow Form
- Willow Sculpture
Willow BeastAugust 27, 2016
An abstract anthropomorphic willow beast, originally constructed as one of a number of sculptures marking gateways onto the Blackdown hills. The idea behind this sculpture was to embody the fable of the mythical beasts occupying the wild places across the country.
A second beast resides in the Sausmarez Manor on Guernsey, for more information visit the website below:
Cathedral School Willow FiguresAugust 27, 2016
Sophie Courtiour created these three larger than life figures with pupils at the Wells Cathedral School. The children took part in the choice, design and construction of the sculptures, originally sited in front of the main school building. Sophie is currently renovating the figures as they are to be re-sited in the grounds of the new concert hall at the school.
Willow Cathedral, TauntonAugust 27, 2016
Sophie has worked on the construction of the Living Willow Cathedral at Longrun Meadow, Taunton. Working with green, living willow which can grow metres a year, dramatic, large scale structures can be created that will leaf up, grow and self-graft giving lasting and ever changing sculptural shapes in the landscape. The cathedral is formed from a series of metre wide columns and arches which gather to culminate in three spires some eight metres tall. The whole structure is approximately thirty metres long creating a peaceful and quite magical space for all to visit on the banks of the River Tone.
Other publications discussing this art work can be seen below:
Willow HorsesOctober 6, 2016
This is a selection of horses, some of them abstracted, which have mostly been sold privately. With a background of working with horses Sophie shows her depth of knowledge and appreciation of the form in the movement and muscular structure of these sculptures. Life sized or larger, they create an imposing image in any landscape.
Little Red Willow FoxOctober 19, 2016
The Red Fox has been created using a Somerset grown variety of willow called Flanders’ Red which is a naturally red/brown colour. This sculpture stands happily in a garden setting.
Wire FlamingosOctober 19, 2016
These bright pink flamingo sculptures are made using chicken wire and stand in an oak plinth. The tall, slender form fits well into modest and grand garden settings, the colour and gentle movement in a breeze make them eye catching all year round.
Willow WomenNovember 20, 2016
These fugures were made for an exhibition celebrating International Womens’ Day.
Woman on the RocksNovember 20, 2016
Living willow sculpture of female form at Worle, Weston-Super-Mare.
Glastonbury Abbey MonksAugust 23, 2017
Sophie has been commissioned to create a piece of work reflecting the history of Glastonbury Abbey. She has installed two 8ft monk figures on the stunning grounds of the ancient abbey.