Lot 382 (Garden and Natural History Sealed Bid Auction, 2nd October 2019)
Sold for £10,000
Sculpture: Richard Cresswell
Steel and stainless steel, 276 rods
310cm high by 320cm wide
Cresswell has a background in design and engineering, prior to his decision to take a career break and study art at Warwick College of Art and Birmingham City University.
His current work has seen a shift of emphasis, with metal being the medium of choice as he is not constrained by the size and shape of timber, and his recently developed metal tile technique allows him to work in beautiful organic three dimensional curves. Alongside his abstract work are a number of fun pieces such as the ‘Butterfly Bench’, ‘Caterpillar Bench’ and the ‘Cocoon’, hence completing the lifecycle.
Warwickshire Open Studio
Delamore Arts, Ivybridge, Devon
Rococo Gardens, Painswick, Gloucestershire
Art In The Garden, Broomhill Art Hotel, Devon
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, work on loan
Showborough House outdoor sculpture event, (2010, 1st prize)
The London Group Open Exhibition, Mennier Gallery (2009 awarded John Jones overall winner)
BCU Degree Show
Alumni 1 Warwickshire College, Leamington.
Out to Lunch Warwickshire College, Leamington
Newnham Paddox Sculpture Park, Leicestershire.