Self-taught, Paul has worked from his studio in North Staffordshire for the past 8 years. In 2010 he worked with Nick Brooks (lecturer at St. Martin`s College of Arts and author of the best selling `casting and mouldmaking`) who encouraged him to exhibit his work
A Shrouded Face - a cold cast metal (various metals including bronze, brass and copper mixtures) . It is finished with patina`s The idea was to create a work that would evoke a still, cold and an undisturbable attraction
Following it`s design in 2009, it took me another 12 months to sum up the courage to tackle this (I didn`t feel ready or skilled enough to turn the design into reality) . Then having spent time with Nick Brooks in 2010 learning new casting techniques, I made a start on the creation. Once started - I dedicated all my time to it, making plenty of expensive mistakes along the way - it became a bit of a battle.
48.5 x 27.5 x 12 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 1 ft 7 1/10 in x 10 5/6 in x 4 2/3 in
The sculptures (Fiddleheads Male and Female) arrived this morning and look fantastic. If you could pass on my thanks to the artist (Oliver Strong), I would be most grateful. Many thanks for your assistance,
Nicholas Shipton, Beds. Gt. Britain, United Kingdom.