As one of the youngest female Canadian sculptors working with welded public art, Sinéad Ludwig-Burgess continues to create surreal artworks that question the viewers’ notion on space and the human body. In the summer of 2017 her first public art sculpture was installed titled, "Caelum et Terra", which is located on the property of a post-secondary polytechnic school in Calgary, Alberta known as SAIT. Sinéad Ludwig-Burgess works and resides in Calgary, AB predominantly creating sculptures that consist of welded steel and mixed media. The majority of Ludwig-Burgess’ art in her portfolio incorporates the use of scrap metal and recycled materials where she enjoys the process of repurposing these items to make environmentally conscious sculptures. Sinéad is interested in creating works that reference the human body and continues to follow her passion exploring the limitless potential of metal.


Artist Statement:

Through my sculptures I wish to sculpt the human condition. My studio practice is concerned with how the mind influences the body and creates healing mechanisms to transform the body and mind back into a state of balance. The manipulation of steel that I prominently use in my studio practice speaks to the dichotomies between our strengths and vulnerabilities. Steel is a hard material that can be manipulated through pressure, heat and exposure to the elements. The welding process creates fluidity between the connected parts, speaking to the internal and external growth of our physical and spiritual bodies. I feel that we are fluid beings made of vibrating energy, where we are constantly evolving, expressing and expanding in our knowledge.