Marble and Stone Sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

Marble and Stone Sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

Matthew Simmonds is a sculptor and artist from Englang. From his early childhood, he was fascinated by stone buildings, an affection that flows into his artworks, where stone architecture is used as a central theme. Particularly the medieval architecture, with its striving to get to a new sophistication of space, comes alive in the marble. Simmonds makes a play of architecture and ornamentation on a small scale, but the spaces created give the same feeling as in the buildings themselves; a place to rest, a place to travel with the eye and maybe find a moment of tranquillity. The marble is opened up, and inside is a space within a building that only exists in the viewer’s mind. What you sense is the significance of space. “To create a sculpture that catches the light and structure of a building and lets the eye wander, to feel that here my eye could live, here a part of me could stay, is a great achievement. The sculptures give the viewer a different perspective on space. They look different from every viewpoint. You long to be in them, and they seem almost more meaningful for that.”

 

Marble and Stone Sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

Marble and Stone Sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

Marble and Stone Sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

Marble and Stone Sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

Marble and Stone Sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

Marble and Stone Sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

Marble and Stone Sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

Marble and Stone Sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

Marble and Stone Sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

Marble and Stone Sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

Marble and Stone Sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

Marble and Stone Sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

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