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122 ARTIST SHOWCASE Philip Hearsey

Some other Season, 2015, bronze, 186 x 47 x 29 cm

Philip Hearsey


hilip Hearsey’s sculptures in bronze are created by casting in sand moulds, an ancient technique which creates an individual one of a kind piece each time even when casting from the same pattern. His practice sees him cutting, carving, grinding and welding to create unique forms which engage the quality of bronze as a noble material in its own right. The surfaces of the works hold particular importance for the artist. Whether he exposes the natural bronze or oxidises the piece to produce interesting surface finishes, the patinations and small imperfections are celebrated for their inimitable quality.

Fastnet III, 2017 bronze / oxidised brass base, 75 x 23 x 23 cm

Interiors of homes, offices, hotels and yachts are the usual destination for Hearsey’s bronze sculptures, but many of the larger pieces are equally suited to outdoor life. Casting the bronze in sand moulds allows Hearsey an immediacy and freedom to create the many small pieces available from galleries across the UK as well as making larger work seen in exhibitions.

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