I am a sculptor currently living in the UK. I have been carving stone since I was 6 yrs old, having the skills passed on to me by me grandfather Peter Watts FRBS. Peter was a sculptor in the Gill tradition with a firm belief that, while his work was clearly ‘of the 20th Century’, this was built on a continuity of tradition extending back to Romanesque and Medieval times. My key influences are both this tradition that I was born into, and the early 20th century sculpture movement in Britain, started by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore as well as others.
Me and my dad decided to make an Andy Goldsworthy style sculpture on the beach. It took us about a couple of hours. It was a magical feeling, working with the tide as the deadline. We watched it collapse into the sea. Each stone shaped by the ocean, we were just placing the stones in a different configuration.