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Self Isolation Isabela

College student recognised for COVID-19 inspired sculpture

Thursday 26 November 2020

Moulton College stonemasonry student Andy Waite has had his work, inspired by COVID-19, exhibited by Gallery DIFFERENT; a contemporary London based gallery showcasing the work of British and international artists.

Since the first lockdown, Andy has created two sculptures: a self-portrait showing the visible consequences of the pandemic and ‘Isabela’, a moving recognition of the loneliness COVID-19 has brought. ‘Isabela’ has been exhibited at Gallery DIFFERENT and has sold to a buyer from the Worshipful Company of Masons.

Andy, studying a Level 3 Stonemasonry course at the College said:

“Adjusting to life under lockdown has been a challenge for everyone. Many of us have had to experience self-isolation during this pandemic, which has brought with it a vulnerability, anxiety, apprehension and often loneliness. I have tried to convey these emotions in my sculpture ‘Isabela’, with the figure retreating into herself.”

Freya Morris and Will Bowsher studying Level 2 Stonemasonry at the College have also been selected to have two of their works showcased at Gallery DIFFERENT’s recent Exhibition. Freya and Will’s works depict a drapery sculpture and fish carving, and anteater and cow, respectively.

Emma Dexter, Stonemasonry lecturer at Moulton added:

“It’s a fantastic achievement. Our students have all worked incredibly hard over the past few months to produce such outstanding work. Given that these pieces chosen for exhibition are our students’ first formal stone carving submissions, I couldn’t be more proud.”

Andy’s self-portrait sculpture -

‘Isabela’ -

Visit Gallery DIFFERENT’s online exhibition

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