‘There is, for me, a delicate and floating impression of sensuality and tenderness in your exhibition. My warm congratulations, your work does add something to the world.
‘English alabaster was once famed throughout Europe but is no longer mined, which makes the work of contemporary sculptor Vivien Whitaker MRBS - now being exhibited at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield - important both artistically and historically.
'Her work, in the tradition of Hepworth and Moore, is vibrant and experimental in exploring the unusual and translucent properties of the material.'
'Vivien's work is a rare combination of being thought provoking beautiful to look at and showing mastery of skill.'
'I am particularly
fascinated by the translucent qualities of English Alabaster, highlighted in Vivien's sculpture'
'Vivien's works of art take months to create. Each is an individual expression of the feelings between artist and subject. Each possesses a rare magical quality'
'Like Picasso, she views art as research and experiment and is constantly seeking new ways of letting her hands do the talking'
'Directly carving, without a plan is an intimate process which reveals and releases the inner vitality of the stone'
‘I have to say I was blown away by your work. It was stunning. I love the translucent character of the material and how it attracts the light.’
‘Your other artistic ventures in new materials such as ‘Soul Window’ were indications that your innovative ideas and artistic skills are finding new horizons’