Sculptor Carves Realistic Architectural Sculptures Into Marble And Stone
English sculptor Matthew Simmonds carves architectural marble and stone sculptures that look like minimized pieces of classical architectural monuments- especially sacred ones. He creates elaborate and empty interiors with seemingly wide spaces that are framed by their raw stone and marble exteriors.
“To create a sculpture that catches the light and structure of a building and lets the eye wander, to feel that here my eye could live, here a part of me could stay, is a great achievement,“ writes Simmonds. “The sculptures give the viewer a different perspective on space. They look different from every viewpoint. You long to be in them, and they seem almost more meaningful for that.“
If you happen to be in or near Oxford, UK, go visit Simmonds’s stone sculptures in a collaborative exhibition called “On Form 14” taking place at Asthall Manor, Burford, Oxfordshire, until 6th July 2014.