Danny Manning

Concepts My interest in mosaic sculpture initially stems from my training in sculpture at Central St Martins and my postgraduate study in Poland. I have concentrated my efforts exploring various animal forms - mainly for the outdoors. Fish initially, now much larger animals, including dogs, lizards, crocodiles, zebras and lions. My main source of inspiration is now 18th century anatomical drawings, Staffordshire animal figures and the drawings of Stubbs and the engravings of Hogarth. Influences The whole area of historical mosaic making from Roman to the modern work of Picasso and Nikki Saint Phalle. The sculpture of various English artists including Elizabeth Frink and drawings of animals by Stubbs. I am an avid collector of 18th century animal engravings. I consider myself a mosaic sculptor and thus I am influenced by many mosaic techniques and also formal/sculptural problems worked out via drawing and construction. Areas of work Primary education Secondary education Exhibiting Private commissions Residencies Workshops Collections Several Private Collectors, Worldwide read full statement

Location Eastbourne, South East