Lori Park`s work reflects her fascination with texture and movement as well as the source of much of her inspiration- nature.
Her large dress-like female- form sculptures and "textural panels" emerge from her Marrakesh studio, fusing a human language of dance, movement, and energy -with nature. These works display a force of sensuous energy- flowing cascades of texture, layers of color and energy, all embedded with roses, palm fronds, etc., as well as found cultural identity pieces.
Her seven "Radiance Figures" -large female dress-like figure...
Description: This sculpture was the centerpiece of a solo exhibition at the Museum of Marrakech. The show included seven large-scale "radiance figures," exhibited in mixed media, in 2007.The piece is embedded with preserved roses and found cultural objects.
'Collection of 7 Radiance sculptures' by Lori Park
Description: This group of seven sculptures was shown in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Marrakech in 2007. The original sculptures were produced in mixed media and embedded with roses and found objects, all emitted night luminescence and each contained a different botanical scent.
"The problem of contemporary sculpture and the garden is one which has rankled in my mind for years. It is usually resolved through a process of inversion-that is turning it into sculpture in the garden as against garden sculpture. By that I mean the sculptor takes over the garden as an open exhibition gallery, of which the focus is their creation, to which the world of nature merely provides the frame.The Idea that sculpture is a contributory element to an overall'mise en scene',in which, sometimes its role may be incedental rather than central, has been lost.In this we have seen the betrayall of the great tradition of garden sculpture, one which was unashamed at being decorative or delightful." Sir Roy Strong