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Laura Ford's personified, mixed media signature sculptures have been widely exhibited since the early Eighties. Part Three (Wreckers) is informed by Ford's childhood in funfairs with its experiences of itineracy, masquerade and the grotesque. A purposeful band of Bell Boys and their relationship to a bearded female - an embodiment of creative and destructive forces - raises questions about violence, systems of belief and the absurd.

A Beaconsfield commission. Arts Council England Lottery Funded Laura Ford is represented by Houldsworth.

Engineer is a project in six consecutive parts, beginning in June 2003 and evolving through to the end of May 2004. Over the period, the various exhibition sites at Beaconsfield will be brought into play by individual artists, each new work remaining until the end.

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Engineer Part Three - Laura Ford