Martin Darbyshire

My practice uses sculpture as a conduit to respond to our everyday experience.

The exploration of materiality is central, whether that be the geological nature of clay or the obsolescence of mass production. Driven by affect, the intuitive process privileges the hand of the maker. This embodied act of engaging with the physical world facilitates the discovery of new relationships by playing chance against order, combining the individual with the ubiquitous or the hand and the machine; all-the-while the past is continually reinterpreted through the guise of the present. This process of thinking through making is a speculative proposition.