John Simpson

Forgotten Fathers

About Me

It was while attending the sculpture studios at Hoathly Hill in Sussex that I was introduced to marble. Working with hammer and chisel seemed familiar. I'd made the connection I had been searching for. The marble seemed full of light compared to clay. The medium suited the farmer in me, needing the hard physical work with hammer and chisel to remove the large quantities of stone, then an ever refining process to a reflective finish. I enjoyed the long process between the beginning of a work and its completion, giving time for what's unconscious to reveal itself in the forms. This way one is often surprised and fed by connecting with the work on the deepest levels.