“Bronze is eternal - yet malleable. I love the stuff. In its natural state the tone and depth of colour is sublimely beautiful, yet the surface is endlessly receptive to the transformative effects of oxidisation.”
Simple, elegant, honest and timeless – this is the mantra through which Philip Hearsey’s elemental bronze sculptures are formed.
After graduating from Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, Philip pursued a varied creative career, becoming involved in interiors, design, furniture and architecture. It was during this thirty-year period that Philip cultivated the refined yet understated style which would go on to inform his sculptural work.
A self-taught sculptor, Philip specialises in the ancient craft of sandcasting. This process leaves behind intricate textured patterns, engaging the natural qualities of bronze, to awaken rich organic designs within the material.
"I live and work on the Welsh borders of Herefordshire - a beautiful place, still remote and largely unaltered, landlocked and very slow in change."
“The river flows, grasses move, trees make patterns, there are endless tiny events. Away from my desk or my workbench the time to absorb and reflect is stimulating and precious.”
While each piece holds an emotional importance to the artist himself, Philip is eager for his work to be open to interpretation, so that every sculpture may take on a different life in the hands and homes of his collectors.
Having exhibited widely in solo and mixed exhibitions, Philip has gained an avid following, with his work being held in corporate and private collections across Europe, Asia and the USA.