The winner of the Persimmon Homes Oxfordshire Public Art Commission 2023 is Srabani Ghosh GBA.
Srabani Ghosh is a London based, Indian artist working with sculpture and large-scale drawing. Srabani is a storyteller who fuses sculpture with collage. She is fascinated by small details held within everyday moments. Memories of these form the colours of her visual canvas. Working in this way allows her to replay observations of a life of diaspora.
On winning the Persimmon Homes Oxfordshire public art commission, Srabani has said:
'Being awarded the Persimmon Chinnor public art commission will give me an incredible opportunity to really push the boundaries of scale within my practice. The area known for its woods with Special Area of Conservation, the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway Trust and the Chinnor Chalk Pit, will provide rich material for me to draw inspiration from. Having the chance to combine design and art, sculpture and collage, to revive and re-present, is immensely exciting, especially knowing the end result will be a focal point that impacts the everyday lives of the Chinnor resident community.'