Sculptures from the earth for garden and home
After a long and successful global career in the mining supply industry, Paul has returned to his first love of contemporary sculpture. His return to art is influenced by his extensive experiences living and working around the world in the mineral extraction industries, in diverse places ranging from the Gobi Desert to the frozen wastes of the Arctic Circle. His unique steel, slate and glass creations are inspired by the earth’s resources, and look to incorporate his “Earthlight” sculptures back into the landscape. Paul’s home and garden in rural Worcestershire is his showcase setting for his work. The Kenswick Manor west wing Garden, designed and constructed by multi Chelsea Gold medal garden designer Peter Dowle, provides an excellent backdrop to Paul’s individual work and is a great place to visit to meet Paul and view his work.
The Earthlight range of work is a statement on where we are in the debate on the resource management of our planet. Placed in the landscape with an aspect to the rising or setting sun. Their paradigm is that our world would be a very different place to live without the mineral extraction that has contributed to our modern lives. Everything we consume is from the earth (mined, grown or from the ocean). Without mining for example there would be no trains, planes, automobiles, Internet, computers, phones, no cancer scanners or man on the moon, but it has come at a cost. These Earthlight pieces are from the earth; slate, silica, steel, lead, crystal et al. They display the earth’s bounty in a beautiful and powerful way, but at the same time providing a portal through them for us to consider the impact on the environment. Each piece is unique and comes with its own narrative.