Cara Wassenberg has been working with copper and steel since 2007 making sculptures for private gardens and public spaces as well as smaller pieces for domestic interiors.
In 2014 she completed her largest-scale outdoor work “Riverbed “. This was commissioned by the owners of Rockingham Castle in Northamptonshire for their recently redesigned Rose Garden. The flow of water over the forged copper panels of the sculpture affected the atmosphere and brought a different focus to this part of the garden. This was a turning point in Cara’s work and since making Riverbed she has become increasingly interested in working to a more site-specific brief.
Using steel, copper and glass she is currently developing work which is made using a combination of forging and casting techniques. By allowing these materials to influence and affect the other (during a controlled making process) feelings of tension and transition can start to become evident in the work along with more organic interactions.
Though Cara’s work is often abstract it contains strong references to the language of the countryside. Not just organic form but also the aesthetic that can be found in the tools, techniques and process of craft and agricultural practice.