Approved: 16.08.2006

Will Glanfield

Artist, Maker

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Approved: 16.08.2006

I am a sculptor/maker working mainly with wood to commission in the area of public art, creating both functional and non functional pieces. Using the highly tactile and organic material of timber, my approach is to create artworks which are inviting, engaging and inclusive. There are always distinct references to natural forms and processes and the works hold layers of meaning. Ideas around transformation,

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Artist Statement

I am a sculptor/maker working mainly with wood to commission in the area of public art, creating both functional and non functional pieces. Using the highly tactile and organic material of timber, my approach is to create artworks which are inviting, engaging and inclusive. There are always distinct references to natural forms and processes and the works hold layers of meaning. Ideas around transformation, regeneration and the cycles of nature are explored. Through the use of more abstract forms, viewers are invited to make their own associations and interpretations of my work Work is produced to the highest standard and made to endure. Through concern for the environment rainforest timber is never used, unless reclaimed. Tree planting is often incorporated with the intention to "give back" what has been taken from nature. Recent work has incorporated tree planting as a living sculptural element, designing kinetic sculpture powered by wind and solar energy, and creating time based and ephemeral work. Influences Nature, natural forms, transformation, growth, layers, motion, time, hidden and revealed, symmetry and asymmetry, sculpture and planting, kinetic sculpture, time based and ephemeral work. Career path Medway College of Design - Foundation Course - 1974/75 Canterbury College of Art - BA in Fine Art - 1976/79 Rainham Skill centre - City & Guilds in Carpentry & Joinery - 1987/88 Self Employed status - 1988 Oyster Bench (1st public art piece) - 1989 Grizedale Forest Park - (2 month residency) - 1992 Leeds General Infirmary - (2 major commissions) - 1997 Rouse Kent Public Art Award Chair - 2000 Crawley Parks - (2 major commissions) 2001 Artists symposium in Hungary - 2001 Exhibitions - (2 two person shows) Teaching at KIAD to BA students - 2003

CV & Education

Group exhibitions 2001 - Iron and Wood, Sassoon Gallery, Folkstone Library, Kent 2000 - Wood and Iron - Two Elements Explored, Ramsgate Library Gallery, Kent 1999 - Kent Contemporary Craft, Romney Marsh Craft Gallery, Lydd, Kent 1996 - Wood with a Life, Ramsgate Library Gallery, Kent 1993 - Residencies, Maidstone Library Gallery, Maidstone, Kent 1992 - The Furnished Landscape, Crafts Council, London 1991 - Sea Benches, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, Kent 1991 - Shades of Public Art, Maidstone Library Gallery, Maidstone, Kent