Carolyn Simpson RSMA

Statement

I aim to achieve a sculpture that reflects the fluidity and movement of the subject rather than necessarily an accurate and realistic depiction. Consequently my work is therefore slightly stylised and simplified. I use exaggeration of line to depict and emphasise flow and movement.

I am primarily self taught and my main medium is soapstone, a soft but very dense and heavy stone available in an extensive and subtle range of colours. My pieces are generally inspired by nature, I have a particular fascination with birds with their infinite variety and flowing movement. I work on a domestic scale, my sculptures intended to be observed and enjoyed in proximity within the home, and in some cases the garden.

Bio

I live in London and started my sculpting relatively late, having been inspired on an art holiday which included Alabaster carving....... I was immediately hooked. In 2016 one of my early works, 'Flight', won a Highly Commended prize in the Macclesfield Open Exhibition. Encouraged by the positive feedback, I have continued to sculpt ever since.

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