Louise Stomps | the Sculptures

Skulpture: Rondo

Louise Stomps primarily became known as a sculptor. While she initially worked predominantly in stone, her work shifted to wood as a source material in the 1960s. After moving to Upper Bavaria in 1960, where she lived secluded in the countryside, she had easier access to this material and also avoided the considerable transportation problems of heavy stone sculptures.


Nevertheless, especially in her late work there can be found again more works in stone. If it was financially possible for her, she has, especially in the last years of life, also many bronze casts of sold works made. She calmly accepted the slow decay of some works made of plaster or wood, but it was also important for her that important works should last more permanently.


On the occasion of the 1966 exhibition at the Kreuzberg City Hall, she told Art Office Director Elise Tilse:
"My imagination is directed towards bronze. I work in wood in order not to have to work in plaster."