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Somerset artist Fiona Campbell exhibits in her garden

Fiona Campbell sculpture
Artist Fiona said her upbringing in Kenya "strongly influences her work"

A Somerset sculptor is inviting art-lovers into her garden, where she'll be showcasing some of her recent metal art.

The sculptures, which she makes out of steel, copper and wire, are all based on forms of nature, "particularly the microcosmic world of insects and cocoons."

Fiona was recently involved in creating a giant recycled Spider and Web sculpture for Glastonbury Festival's Greencrafts field in June.

The artist said her "powerful organic sculptures evoke the stark, earthy, primeval structures of Africa", and her upbringing in Kenya strongly influences her work.

The exhibition - held at Laundry Cottage in West Cranmore, near Shepton Mallet - forms part of Somerset Art Weeks 2010.

The festival runs from Saturday, 18 September until Sunday, 3 October at around 200 studios and venues across the county.

Art including pottery, glass, watercolour, textiles and photography will be on show from artists from across the UK.

Painter James Lynch, photographer Pauline Rook, ceramic artist Jenni Dutton and wood expert Rod Page, are a handful of the artists taking part in this year's show.

Art Weeks was created in 1994 and was turned into a two week event in 2007.

For more information about the festival, you can check out the Somerset Art Works website.




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