Sculptor Laury Dizengremel signs all her works with the initials ALD (for Anne-Laure Dizengremel) - click here to return to the HOME PAGE   Artist Statement
Artists of the Silk Road
Sculpture Series


"My MFA journeys took me to several ancient sites over a two year period. But it is ultimately both north and south routes of China's ancient Silk Road, from Xi'An to fabled Kashgar at the foot of the Himalayas across both Gobi and Taklamakan deserts, through Sichuan's grottoes and Yunnan's mountains to inner Tibet, which became the focus of my final work.

The 'Artists of the Silk Road Series' is more than just a fanciful tribute to the nameless artists who created art treasures found in remote grottoes and temples under the harshest of conditions. It is also a social comment on the continuing role of artists in shaping world culture, from the early days of pre-history to our modern day.

My imaginary artists - each and everyone one of them, are unique individuals. They are men and women, young and old. They are visionaries, communicators - exchangers of ideas, agents and promoters of understanding between cultures, individual interpreters and shapers of the spiritual, emotional, artistic and ethical values of our world. They are geniuses and they are human.

Whether lead artists or simply skilled crafts folk, I have sought in them to embody all those whose spirit, mind and hand create wonders."

Title of series:
"Artists of the Silk Road"

Scope of work:
Trio of Monumental Artists of the Silk Road in resin (average height: 3m50)
12 original Small Artists of the Silk Road busts in bronze
12 original Small Artists of the Silk Road in plaster and paper (average height: 55 cm, made in Canterbury)
14 original Small Artists of the Silk Road in plaster and paper (average height: 60 cm, made in China)
Over 200 Small Artists of the Silk Road in mixed media (average height: 60 cm, made in Canterbury)
A number of bronze tables with bronze artists have been created as "tableaux". Examples follow lower down on this page.

Media: resin (monumental), plaster and paper or mixed media (some of the small sculptures are in plaster & scrim, others are in cement) ; also bronze

Note - These sculptures can be purchased by contacting Laury by e-mail: sculptures@sculpture-design.com.

Monumental sculptures inspired by my Silk Road journeys  - see more pics

See pictures of the making of the monumental Artists of the Silk Road sculpture trio by clicking here. Also on that page, see pics of these monumental statues in MFA degree show at University College of the Creative Arts in Canterbury (Kent, England).

See Artists of the Silk Road at Broomhill Sculpture Park.

Also Full Index for Artists of the Silk Road Series

Note: The Master of Fine Art International Practice (MFA) course at University College of the Creative Arts in Canterbury (Kent, England) lasts two years. UCCA also offers a Master of Art (MA) course which lasts a year.

Since at the start, in Sept. 2004, I was already a practicing artist and a monumental sculptor with an international background, it made sense to select the MFA option.

I was awarded my MFA degree in September 2006. The actual grad ceremony took place in July 2007.



Bronze tableaux of Artists of the Silk Road at broomhill Sculpture Gardens, North Devon

Tableaux of Artists of the Silk Road on Tables
Broomhill Sculpture Gardens, North Devon 2009

Medium: lost wax bronze
Size: height variable 1m 60  to  2m




Detail of a bronze table Artists of the Silk Road sculpture

Detail of a bronze
"Artists of the Silk Road" tableau on Table
Broomhill Sculpture Gardens, North Devon 2009

Medium: lost wax bronze
Size: height variable 1m 60 to 2m


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Studio Tel: +44 (01476) 879 071
USA addresses: c/o Agent - Ian Krieger: Dunedin, Florida, USA
Tel: +1 (727) 733-9575
c/o Agent - Carla Schade: Seeley Lake, Montana, USA
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