Antonia Spowers

Concepts

The work covers a wide range of materials and explores their potential to embody and express ideas. There is an emphasis on sustainability and environmental issues and has included solar powered self circulating water sculptures. Water in all its aspects and behaviour has been a theme to explore and has initiated my interest in both glass and paper as materials.


In spite of diversity there is a constant sense of connection to landscape in the broadest possible sense, whether natural or man-made, buried or in the mind. In the past there was a sense of connection and continuity but the work is currently moving towards issues of disconnection and displacement.


Erosion and altered states are current pre-occupations in different materials .



Career Path

I moved to Wales from London in 1996 and lived on the edge of the Black Montains till 2013 and now have relocated to Presteigne. I have combined exhibiting, commissions and residencies in this country and an international Sculpture Park in Lithuania. The residencies have combined work with schools, local communities and environmental volunteers.


Recently a work called Not Quite Cloned was bought by Elgee Park Sculpture in Victoria, Australia and I went out for the installation. Current plans include both indoor and outdoor exhibitions and new technical processes.