The Princess Way
Laura Ford’s new figurative work stands in the open space at the top of the Princess Way, a major junction and arterial route within the city centre, a waypoint that is navigated through and beyond by the people of Swansea.
Her sculpture is ‘Little Bird’; a figure of a lost child struck motionless, disorientated at a critical crossroad while under the gaze of the oncoming traffic of viewers. Laura Ford creates tension within the work by giving it the posture of a child trying to be invisible whilst being uncomfortably aware that she is in full view. She is adorned in a fancy dress bird costume that could appear either as protective armour or a demonic curse. The ‘Little Bird’ hopes she will go unnoticed until she finds her way.
LOCWS International is an award-winning artist-led charity that was established in 1999 with the aim of making the arts more accessible to the public. Based in the City of Swansea, the charity has developed a range of educational and participatory activities that enables members of the community to take part in and broaden their understanding of the arts.