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Mimi Installation, 2019, copper and wood
Explosively Hot (2018) ceramic
Radiance (2018) painted MDF, stoneware, bronze and wood
Informed by material, process and place, Margaret Rice creates sculptural narratives which reflect observations about the earth, humankind’s occupation and the understanding of origin and evolution. The artist’s series of works takes inspiration from the creation stories of the Australian indigenous people.
Mimi installation arranges multiple ‘mimi’ – a spirit interconnected to place and time – to tell stories about place and belonging. Explosively Hot acts as a metaphor for ideas around environmental change, using chillies to resemble parched bones or fragmented archaeological relics. Radiance depicts a benevolent Creator spirit.
Margaret Rice came to realise her calling as a sculptor by an indirect route. Initially studying and working in architecture, she gained her grounding in three-dimensional design. Subsequently, as a teacher of design and technology, Rice learned to work with a wide range of materials and processes. Five years ago, she took the step to concentrate on sculpture.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries and group shows in London, Hertfordshire and Norfolk since 2016. She has had solo shows as part of the Open Studios of Norfolk and Hertfordshire, and her work is now held in private collections around the UK.
Hertfordshire Open 2020
This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between www.uharts.co.uk and www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.
Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.
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