Rick Kirby Sculpture at the Great Fosters

In this episode, we’ll be visiting the metal Rick Kirby Sculpture at the Great Fosters 16th-century mansion. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King.

Rick Kirby who was born 1952 is an artist from England, originally from Gillingham, Kent. He used to teach art for a long time but then decided to focus only on his own art. He likes making sculptures that look like people, especially their faces and bodies. Most of his sculptures are made from steel because it lets him make really big artworks that have a lot of impact. Kirby once said, “Steel changed everything for me. It allowed me to make huge sculptures, which I couldn’t do with stone… it is the juxtaposition of steel in its raw form, cold-industrial, and the warm-human that my art breathes into it – that is my fascination.”

By Anthony King (c)