Nicola Rigby

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Artist’s Statement

I’m drawn to the immediacy of clay, its ability to be monumental and still capture the delicacy of a fingerprint. That statement alone exposes my fascination with juxtaposition; with the tension between the expected and the surprising; the first glance which turns into a doubletake.

Look again and look deeper, that’s what my work encourages you to do. It’s contemporary, yes, realistic, yes, but always more than it seems.

We are, I believe, storytellers. We tell each other stories to better understand ourselves and the world we live in. That’s why I find mythology to be the perfect lens through which to explore life and, in my case, the trials and tribulations of chronic illness.

Art has the ability to act as a bridge between issues and ideas, people and place. I am becoming more ambitious with every bridge I build. I’m also developing a growing passion for portraiture. Nothing is quite so satisfying as catching the glint in an eye, the knowing smile which hints at wry amusement…After all, every face tells a story.

Every sculpture is waiting to be read.
All enquiries welcome. If you’d like to get in touch, drop me an email and we can discuss any ideas or questions you may have.