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Weeping Girls
Weeping Girls
Weeping Girls
Weeping Girls
Weeping Girls

© the artist. Photo credit: Allan Pollok-Morris. Courtesy of Jupiter Artland

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'Weeping Girls' consists of five sculptures, each depicting a young girl who instantiates the title to an almost archetypal, fairy tale degree. In order to convey the sense that the weeping girls are both overwhelmed and performing, Ford made the five sculptures faceless. To come upon 'Weeping Girls' amid the grounds of Jupiter Artland is to be thrown up against the preternatural fear that attends the thought of a lost child. It is also to see figures seemingly lost above all amid their own distress. The result is that the concerned viewer who draws close to the figures finds themselves quickly revising their sense of who is the vulnerable party to the encounter. Ford often omits eyes from her figures, so that we have no 'window of the soul' to peer through.

Jupiter Artland



Weeping Girls




patinated bronze

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site-specific commission

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