Wood Sculpture ‘Simple Form’ by James Eddy


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L: 37cm x D: 21cm x H: 7cm

Wood Sculpture ‘Simple Form’ by James Eddy

 ‘Simple Form’ by James Eddy is a delightful wood sculpture inspired by the nature of seeds and seed pods. James hand-carved this wood sculpture with a  Swedish carving axe and chisels. It is a physical exploration of an expressive and intuitive process.

It reflects a simple wabi-sabi style. This is a Japanese concept described as appreciating the beauty of the “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” in nature.

Admire the elegant beauty and humble simplicity of this sculpture and bring the tranquillity of nature into your home.

Wood Sculpture Artist

James Eddy is a sculptor and site-specific artist based in West Cornwall. Born in Truro in 1975. He has been following a broad and varied artistic journey all his life, exhibiting and delivering projects both nationally and internationally.

James’ love of nature led him to study Environmental Science at university. In 1998 he volunteered as an artist-maker for Kneehigh Theatre, this experience of site-specific community arts projects inspired him to become a practising visual artist upon graduation in 1999.

He was an artist in residence at the Lost Gardens of Heligan in 2010. This culminated in the creation of the ‘Growth & decay’, charcoal sculpture. The sculpture is a living and decaying piece, a part of nature, gradually changing with its surroundings.

James created sculptures for the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The same year he represented Cornwall at the Lorient Inter Celtic festival.

Recent exhibitions include the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea and the ‘Fresh Air’ 2017 sculpture biennale. James also exhibited at the Breeze Art Fairs in 2018 & 2019 and the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire.

We welcome James and his incredible metal sculpture art to our gallery.

Artist’s Statement

 I have always had a great love of nature, of being outdoors and Zen Buddhism. Working in the countryside, playing in the sea and my environmental science degree, greatly underpin and inspire my artistic career.

              I try to create a natural and often gnarly simplicity in my work, capturing the essence of things in a form of visual poetry. A Japanese concept that conveys this for me is, ‘Mono-no-aware’. This can be defined as a sense of ’Ah-ness’.”

Dimensions 37 × 21 × 7 cm


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