Darren Yeadon served his apprenticeship as a stonemason at a quarry in North Yorkshire.
This laid the foundations for his
subsequent work as a sculptor.
It was there that he
learnt to quarry, cut, and dress stone.
And it was there that his
natural talent for carving was first recognized and encouraged.
It is the complete mastery of his
materials, learnt through years of hard graft, that enables him now to transform a piece of stone into what his
creative imagination decrees.
In the last couple of years, Yeadon
has worked at the marble quarries in Carrara, Italy, and now sculpts almost exclusively in this medium.
Stone and marble are timeless and hard.
They are also unforgiving, one-chance materials.
works these from the outside to reveal the possibilities of what lies hidden within.
Carving from the block and being solely responsible for each finished sculpture, his
prolific output is suffused with wit, honesty and integrity.
work entails infinite patience, requires consummate skill, involves total concentration and demands complete dedication.
The tools he
uses are sledgehammers, mallets and chisels.
The theme that exercises his
imagination is nature.
Darren Yeadon: Cockleshell
Darren Yeadon: Pysgodyn Gwyn ( White Fish)
Darren Yeadon: Sandstone Head
Darren Yeadon: Moon Gazing Fish
Darren Yeadon: Marble Fish
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