Richard creates sculptures inspired by the organic structures and growth patterns in nature. He seeks to maintain an experimental, hands-on approach, utilising the unique properties of often mundane materials to discover unique forms, working predominantly with paper as a sculptural medium. Richard often works without a preconceived form in mind, instead exploring a particular method of making to generate many variations, which ultimately develop into more complex structures. He is driven by curiosity to discover three dimensional forms through the physical manipulation of material.
CV & Education
2013 - Art at No. 10, 10 Downing Street, London. A show of new works from UK- based craft practitioners curated by Janice Blackburn
2013 - Miniartextil. A group show of contemporary textile artworks, Le Beffroi, Montrouge, Montrouge, Paris
2013 - PaperWorks: The art and science of an extraordinary material, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
2012 - Folding Paper: The infinite possibilities of Origami, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, USA.
2011 - Alternative Approaches, a discussion with Richard Sweeney and Julijonas Urbonas, Royal College of Art, London
2012 - Olympic Horses. Paper horse sculptures commissioned by Lincoln Cathedral for Lincoln Flower Festival, 2013., Lincoln Cathedral