Ben Foster developed a deep appreciation of the natural surroundings from an early age. It figures prominently in his metal sculptures, the geometric nature of which intrigues many. Today, the sculptor from New Zealand is going to share with you the stories of his early childhood, his growing passion for art, the motivations behind his artworks and more. Enjoy!
The sculptor from Maryhill, Scotland graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1986 with a BA Hons in Fine Art Sculpture and earned a Diploma in Postgraduate Studies in 1987. Since, early days of his creative journey his works imbibed not only the myths of the land but also depicted larger than life imagery. His work ‘The Kelpies’ have travelled thousand miles across the Atlantic to be displayed in Chicago Sculpture International, 2012. ‘Those lumbering horses in the steady plough / On the bare field – I wonder, why, just now / They seemed terrible, so wild and strange / Like magic power on the stony grange,’ lingering in his ears Andy however, does not have time for resting on the laurels. He is busy weaving utopia with steel, fibre glass and cast bronze for now.
Gavin Worth is a thirsty traveller by choice or under the circumstances. It all started at the age of two when he left Zimbabwe where he was born on 1981 and along with the family shifted to New Mexico. Artist in Residence − Matha, France earlier this year and recipient of Best Visual Art Award − Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2010 Gavin graduated with a degree in Acting, and after college, worked as an actor and musician for the Santa Fe Shakespeare Festival, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and the California Shakespeare Theater. But drawing, painting and sculptures remained his lifelong passions.
Eleanor Roosevelt’s following words reverberate throughout Susan Clinard’s life, ‘The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience’. In actively seeking experiences through her work as a caseworker for foster children in Chicago working on the front lines in the community, schools, hospitals, and justice systems; collaborating with IRIS, a refugee resettlement agency in New Haven; being part of the teaching community (she taught with Gallery 37, an award winning arts education program); or shifting her base from Chicago to New Haven, Connecticut Susan fed her inner artist with life’s ironies to complement her active imagination.