‘The Landscape of Memory’ by Eleanor Lakelin has been selected as Finalist for the LOEWE Foundation Craft Prize 2022. A Panel of Experts selected 30 finalists from over 3100 works – submitted from 116 countries. The finalists will be included in an exhibition – touring to the Seoul Museum of Craft Art, South Korea. The overall winner will be announced by the Jury on 30th June.
‘The Landscape of Memory’ is a particularly personal piece, which draws on Eleanor’s deep-rooted connection to the valleys of Mid-Wales. Created from turned and hollowed-out British Sequoia, this vessel has been sandblasted and carved off the lathe. Sequoia is tannin-rich so Eleanor makes and uses iron solution like a painter’s palette to evoke the light moving across the hillside and the iron-stained rocks and streams of the Mawddach valley.