Celloswarm, 2002. Bronze, stone, and gold leaf, 82 x 92 x 208 cm.

Little Seeds of Ideas: A Conversation with Bill Woodrow

As a member of the much-celebrated New British Sculpture group in the 1980s, Bill Woodrow captivated the art world with his cut-out ensembles of morphed objects. Since then, he has continually reinvented the possi­bilities of sculpture, breaking with his original approach to create works made from welded steel and cast bronze, materials that other sculptors of his generation have strongly resisted. Over the last three decades, Woodrow has continued to create some of the most imaginative and audacious forms in British sculpture. His recent and current works have taken him from the Arctic to Africa in an exploration of indigenous cultures, which has resulted in arrangements of people and animals engrossed in various activities of survival. Here, Woodrow reflects on how his earlier works have informed his current practice, and how the climate for making new work has changed dramatically over the last 40 years. . …see the entire article in the print version of December’s Sculpture magazine.