Dale Shields

Festival: 2018

Embodied in my work are questions around legacy, experience, memory, and sense of place. Although my work specifically reflects the human experience it encourages us to consider a new reality and a different way of seeing.

To make my work I use large sections of tree trunks and other found wood. My technique for sculpting is to use traditional hand-held tools allowing me to discover the figure within the tree.

My sculptures are an abstract representation of the female form. Sculpting by hand rather than machine allows the process to be slowed down. This in turn creates the space for the sculpture to evolve more naturally as I uncover the figure within it.

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