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Viv Astling

Viv is a sculptor in stone. He uses traditional methods of stone carving only occasionally resorting to air tools. His work is inspired by a wide variety of natural forms drawn from the garden, countryside and landscape generally.

Of late he has been exploring a playful mix of human and natural forms in a single sculpture which can be interpreted in a number of ways.His sculptural career has developed considerably over the last 12 years following years of interest in sculpture but little time for its practice.

In 2010 he has been included in the Derby Open, Birmingham Open, Martins Gallery in
Cheltenham as well as regular exhibitions at the RBSA.

Viv has completed a solo show at the Café Space at the RBSA in March 2011. He is a member of the Shapeshifters Sculpture Group based at
Winterbourne Gardens and Dudley College where he hires studio facilities.



'Sycamore Seed', Hoptonwood on a slate base 28x21x8cm

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