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Plaque for Let's Not Be Stupid by Bettina Furnée

Plaque for Let's Not Be Stupid by Bettina Furnée
Bettina Furnee is best known as a letter cutter - an artist who carves inscriptions in stone. She trained with David Kindersley at his studio in Cambridge and her work is identifiable by its attention to the placing and form of letters to create a flowing whole.

This plaque was commissioned to mark the installation of a major sculpture by Richard Deacon made especially for a site on campus. The plaque reflects the nature of the sculpture which works as a drawing in real space. The thick black curving lines and the thinner aluminium lines of the sculpture both articulate and delineate space. The plaque echoes this with the lines of the letters defining and balancing the spaces between them.