We cooperate as an association to advance the practice of sculpture and the reputation and appreciation of sculpture and sculptors in the community. This is regardless of whether or not we make a living from sculpture and regardless of our preferred style or medium. To this end we support artists’ moral rights, we advocate a professional attitude to the production and presentation of work and encourage the artistic and intellectual stimulation of interaction amongst artists of all persuasions.

On being a Sculptor

And then on a more contemplative note: Ronit found these musings –

on being a sculptor

Every journey requires some decisions along the way. For better or worse we are where we are.

You must travel with passion. Work with passion towards the new experience opening up in front of you. When you pick up a new piece of marble, the world disappears. The waste fairly jumps off the block if your vision is clear. Every scrap of your energy is expended in finding the form in your mind, transposed into the marble before you.

If I know nothing else, I know that creating is an act of love.

If you do not love what you are creating, it will fail. I know it. Do not start if you are not going to give it 100% of your very being. If it is right, your soul will tell you so. Not your mind. Not your best friend. Not some audience. Not some ‘critic.’

This is between you and God.

When it is done, you can ask God if that is what He had in mind.

In short, always go for your highest vibration. Don’t settle for less.

Home is where the heart is they say. I confess that mine keeps wandering back to the Alpi Apuane in Italy.

I trust that God will let me die there with a hammer and chisel in my hands.

Hopefully, there is time for a few more pieces……………………….

Graham Radcliffe.

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