Predominately working in stone and marble, sculptor Simon Burns-Cox, has been producing domestic abstract sculpture for well over a decade. Simon, also particularly enjoys the discipline of lettering, of which he is extremely skilled. His abiding admiration for Eric Gill, the acknowledged master of that craft, has inspired Simon's dedication in this area of expertise.
Initially trained in stone carving in the UK, Simon eventually moved to Rome in order to hone his skills in the art of marble sculpture with the tuition of local artisans. Upon his return to the UK Simon spent six years working at Bath Artists Studios, before finally relocating to Edinburgh where he currently lives and works at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. His highly accomplished work has been exhibited in a number of locations throughout the UK, including The Institute of Fine Arts Glasgow, The Royal Scottish Academy and the Society of Scottish Artists, The Royal West of England Academy and The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
Simon says he loves working with marble because of its unique texture and diverse potential, the unpredictable nature of its many veins and colours posing a constant yet appealing challenge. Whilst many of his pieces are abstractions they have their foundations in natural forms, the wings of birds, the human figure, all can be seen in Simon's sculpture. In terms of scale his work is produced with the domestic setting in mind, within the context of the home their tactile nature can be truly appreciated. When touched the true intention of each piece is released, we are reminded of what hidden beauty there is in the world.
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