Living Sculpture

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  • At the moment I am in the process of creating a series of new works, whilst the sculpture develops I have decided to post several older works that were shown at an exhibition. The two sculptures were detrimental in the evolution of my sculpture  with wood, they were some of the first to be  self supported independent structures  capable of  being exhibited with out the fear of  a slight breeze sending the piece crashing to the floor.

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  • 3 thoughts on “Living Sculpture

    1. tom, how do you source your materials? are you always collecting or do you go out and pick new wood for each installation you create? do you reuse and or store the individual pieces for an installation?? as an artist who works with many different materials – including found wood – i find storage a challenge. looking forward to seeing what you come up with next… thx

      • When working outside the materials are sourced on location, the sculptures are all made of balance and are left to live out their natural course whether it be day’s or months. In the case of the piece on my home page I returned to find the farmer had burnt the tree trunk along with my work.
        The indoor sculptures are a different thing I wanted to create a sense of childhood freedom of play and so went back to the woodland around the village in which I grew up and sourced the materials from areas in which I spent many many hours of my youth building den’s rope swings etc. These branches are used over and over again each time making something different, it feels as though i’m taking a piece of the Cotswold’s around the north west of England. Since I moved I have always sought the same connection to the landscape that I had with the village from which I moved, each sculpture is like a direct connection to the place I still call home. Sorry this is more an essay than a reply but genuinely thankful for your interest and new work is on the way.

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