New sculptures by Margarita Sampson

Margarita Sampson – Long Division series, 2020. Copper wire, bitumen paint, video tape, expanding foam, glitter.

I photographed the latest works produced by the talented artist Margarita Sampson in my studio and was amazed by the captivating effect of her human figures.

Margarita says, “These figures were loosely based on Etruscan figurines I saw in the Hermitage in 2005. A friend recently told me that the Romans would scathingly refer to them as the ‘fat Etruscans’, so may be I haven’t taken too many liberties by padding them out a bit. The original figurines were actually quite lithe.”

Margarita Sampson – Long Division, 2020. Copper wire, bitumen paint, video tape, expanding foam, glitter.