I want to find out; how he embraces sensuality through the bodily form, more about the upcoming show 'The Pleasure Parlour' and the sustainability of his art practice.
|Assyrian Wolf © Peter Davis|
PD: My friend, Beryl Jensen, a sculptor in copper, saw my furniture and said I should be a sculptor. I made a piece and showed it to her and she said, “That’s rubbish, try again” until I finally produced a piece she said was “Ok, not good but ok”. Three years later I sold my first publicly exhibited piece ‘Assyrian Wolf’ to another sculptor.
CP: Can you tell us about the sculptures you are exhibiting in the upcoming show at Core Gallery?
PD: 'Shoulder Fragment' – Some women have beautiful shoulders!
'Crouching Form' - made from alabaster. Hipbones and back, hidden legs, breast and face!
'Seated Form In Contemplation' – made from stone. This lush form in repose shows no flabbiness and has dramatic hair. Serene knowledge of her attributes
'Hidden Face, Beautiful Hair' -– It’s all in the title.
'Pregnant Woman' – Obviously an attractive exercise in French curves
'Pregnant Torso' – made from Portland stone. You never know what she’s on (unless you look)
|Torso © Peter Davis|
|Persophone © Peter Davis|
CP: you said that “I am interested in creating forms that are recognised instinctively by anyone’’ What qualities ensure a work is identifiable to its viewers?
CP: And finally, Have you got any upcoming projects or plans to reveal?