Don Cope

What inspires your art practice?
I live and work in a beautiful bush setting in Birkenhead. Now retired I make welded sculptures which is my fulltime and absorbing occupation that satisfies my need to be creative. I was thrilled to have been in the last NZSoS exhibition in 2016 with a life size sculpture named Togetherness.

What materials do you work in?
I work with copper over steel tube. Hand beaten and brazed to shape into copper forms.

Briefly describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018.
My figures are contemporary forms that exaggerate and distort the human form in an unrealistic way but still keep them in balance and movement. In tune with nature and today’s modern world.

Where did you study?
Art School in the UK.

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