Eleanor Lakelin is a sculptor in wood. She works only with trees grown in Britain, felled due to decay. A deep knowledge and a passionate interest in the natural properties of wood result in forms that seem true to the spirit of the material and which encourage us to look at the complexities of nature with a new perspective. Her work is rooted in the rhythm of growth, the eroding power of the elements and the passing of time.
Eleanor’s work is exhibited internationally and is part of prestigious private and public collections, including the V&A, The National Museum, Norway and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, USA. A major commission from Reading Museum, supported by the CAS Rapid Response Fund in partnership with Frieze London, memorialises Oscar Wilde. The artist is the recipient of notable awards and commendations, including a QEST Scholarship in 2018; winner of the Bespoke Category of the British Wood Awards.
Eleanor is represented by Sarah Myerscough Gallery.