Steven George Clark
" When creating sculptures, my mind does the design, my heart infuses the passion, and my hands do the talking "
- Steven George Clark
The true inspiration gives the mind a banquet of artistic thoughts which is essential when creating sculpture, you have to get to know the art piece, move with the art piece with it's curves and twist. Live the journey , between you are your work ,after all each art piece is your new best friend.
When working with the art piece you go through the emotions when you eyes see the most beautiful wood colours, spalted grain, and your nose senses the smell of Applewood or Beech, the tree with its curvaceous roots and branches, to the vain coloured leaves, there is no doubt that this is a master phenomenon in design.
THE ROOTS OF CREATIVITY
I was born and grew up in the North East of England, where urban and city life where all I knew until my late teens early 20’s where I moved north to Northeast Scotland.
I am 44, and a self taught Natural wood sculptor and my aesthetic aspirations are headed towards highlighting the beauty of nature contrasted by industrial elements. In my Sculptures, I reflect on my personal experience of the mentality of urban and city living, the need of control and human impact on nature, versus self-sufficient beauty of natural forms and materials such as the composite of the tree. I focus on the natural elements of the tree and it's beauty, with a element of industrialism to focus on the damage that is taking place.