Martin's loyalty to stone from the British Isles is exemplified here in his superb carving of the Greek goddess Hestia from a slab of Portland Stone. The stone, as you might guess, comes from Portland in Dorset, and is famed for its light-catching qualities (St Paul’s Cathedral is clad in the material). Here Hestia, goddess of the hearth, is carved in relief (the depth of the stone block is 8cm) and yet there is a strong sense of her three-dimensionality. There are clear classical references, the anatomy defined in an almost Hellenistic manner, yet there are also more modern shades of Eric Gill in the definition of the hair and the clear delineation. The effect is, however, powerful, and typical of Martin’s highly tactile, powerful work.
A full-time stone sculptor in the Cotswolds, continuing the skills, traditions and origins of stone sculpture, Martin Cash uses predominantly British stone to carve one-off pieces. Nothing matches the durability, feel, elegance and exclusivity of unique stone sculpture. Martin resists making copies of his work in other media, preferring that each sculpture is a unique artwork that will last for generations.
More of this talented, self-taught sculptor's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.
Materials: Portland stone, suitable for indoors or outside
Dimensions (approx.): H:61cm, W:67cm, D:8cm
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