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  Sophie Foster        
                   
      Nest: The Banqueting Hall, Series of Found Nests (2013)    

After completing a Combined Honors degree in 2010 reading Contemporary Drawing, Art History and English Literature at Newcastle University, Sophie remained in the city working as a contemporary artist gaining recognition throughout the North East as well as tutoring Fine Art to adults. She accomplished her first solo exhibition Transitions: At a Snail’s Pace with the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, 2012 a progression from her ‘living sculpture’ conceived and performed at 25 Stratford Grove in October 2010. Here visitors could observe the slow progress of snails traversing the panes of a window, and the intricate patterns they left from their passage through the cucumber infused rice paper coating the glass. The work comes from inspiration of the simple, everyday processes in nature, and this has been developed within Sophie's practice for a long time. Rather than trying to recreate it, she sees her work as collaboration, choosing and editing natural processes in an attempt to create something beautiful. Sophie has since completed an international residency in Poland and collaborated with a range of talks and workshops within NewBridge Studios, an outlet for art graduates and students, Dot To Dot Active Arts and the WEA (Workers Educational Association). She is currently working on an art project with Jesmond Dene researching and documenting the nest habits of birds.

 
Nest: The Banqueting Hall, Film Screening of The Nester (2013)
Wind Drawing, pen on paper (2009)
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Living Sculpture: Durational Performance at 25sg, Snails on Rice Paper (2010)
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