Large b oat with two figures
73cm x 110cm x 14cm
Wood. Using found elements from local boat yards and estuary worn wood from the river Alde.
More about Roger Hardy
Roger trained at Kingston upon Thames College of Art and Design (Kingston University) where he was awarded BA (Hons) in graphic design. He had a successful career as a designer in London before he started making sculpture and moved to rural Suffolk in 2000. Roger’s figurative constructions and sculpture made using found elements from local boat yards and estuary worn wood from the river Alde, Suffolk, could have been carved long ago. Roger uses the natural processes in the degradation of his materials to simplify the essence of the human form. He enjoys the act of revelation as they are abraded by the elements that lend a timeless quality to his sculptures. Cleansed of their original purpose his figures take on a totemic resonance that help us define the human condition.
"As individuals we have a great desire to project our own humanity and emotions onto the most primitive human form".
He has exhibited widely in Suffolk and across the eastern region as well as London.