Jan 29, 2019
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Miniature Columns and Pillars Carved Into Marble

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Artist and sculptor Matthew Simmonds carves small-scale interiors into marble. Inspired by a lifelong fascination with stone buildings, Matthew’s work takes stone architecture (particularly sacred stone architecture) as a central theme.

Making a play of architectural spaces on a small-scale, the solid stone is opened up to reveal internal worlds, often intricately carved, in which the changing viewpoint and light play a strong role in defining the sculptures. On his website, Simmonds explains:

“To create a sculpture that catches the light and structure of a building and lets the eye wander, to feel that here my eye could live, here a part of me could stay, is a great achievement. The sculptures give the viewer a different perspective on space. They look different from every viewpoint. You long to be in them, and they seem almost more meaningful for that.”

 

To see more of Simmonds fantastic work, be sure to check out his website. You can also find more images at on form.

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ARCHITECTURE · art · carving · interior · marble · miniature · models · sculpture

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