Scottish sculptor, Christopher (Chris) Hall is a graduate of Loughborough College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art, where he studied sculpture under Eric Schilsky. His work can be seen in numerous sites, both public and private, throughout the UK, Europe and America.
Besides being an expression of an “idea or feeling”, Chris explains that his sculptures and particularly more so his wood and stone sculptures are evolving to being a direct experience with his chosen media.
“In practice this means responding to the hidden qualities of particular pieces of found material. Working with nature nourishes me. I have learned to observe the work that nature has already begun. I have discovered that nature has become my teacher. For a creative dialogue to begin I need only look closely at what is already happening in a given piece of rock, wood, landscape or plant.
The key is to be attentive to what happens before my eyes and gradually a sculpture will emerge. I can truly say that working in this way is thrilling and risky, but incredibly enlivening.
I like to place sculpture in a context that has meaning for me. Therefore I have undertaken work in sacred places, for example the cloisters of Iona Abbey, or in landscapes I have designed or chosen. An important aspect of my work is bespoke commissions and memorials, where a significant relationship is necessary between craftsman and client.”
His work can be seen in numerous sites, both public and private, throughout the UK, Europe and America.
Chris lives and works in the Scottish Borders.
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