Dirt, Fire & Sky
A collection of works developed from dreams and memories of childhood
7 April – 27 June 2014
Private View on Saturday 5 April 2014, from 3-5pm
Sue Shepherd’s works are created using found objects and ideas that inspired the era of her childhood during the ‘60s and ’70s. Her Father had a hard outdoor life as an arable farmer in Northwest Essex and as a consequence she spent her early days running wild in clay fields with huge skies and sky larks, watching the crops grow and the straw burnt in this bucolic playground. The sculptures being combined with neon make each piece come alive with light, generating an irresistible charm, reminiscent of those innocent days.
Sue Shepherd studied Glass & Ceramics at Stourbridge College of Art, and Printmaking at Curwen Print Studios. In 1991 she established ‘Neon Circus’, a company producing neon for film, stage and television which gained a reputation for building artwork for high profile British artists such as Langlands & Bell, Noble & Webster, and Ceryth Wyn Evans. It also forged close relationships with Galleries such as the Tate and Victoria Miro in the conservation and installation of neon works of art. Sue currently lives and works in Fordham, Cambridgeshire.