Hassocks, United Kingdom
About will spankie
Born in Kent in the late 60's; studied art in the 1990's. I have been working as a full time artist and letter cutter for ten years.
I undertake public and private commissions for sculpture, garden ornament and lettering; I also carve house signs, commemorative plaques and memorials. I see myself in the tradition of artist makers, carving original pieces either to commission or for exhibition.
The ideas behind my sculptural work are often influenced by organic forms, material and the environment. I am interested in the geometric structures, patterns, symmetry and proportion found both in nature and the unfolding of numbers in space. Other pieces have an historical element to them, either on a personal level or as part of the commissioning process with the client. I work predominantly in stone and wood because they are durable, lovely to carve and have their own innate beauty.
I teach stone carving and letter cutting courses on a private basis, in schools, prisons and through local adult education colleges. I exhibit my work at Garden Architecture in London, The Garden Gallery in Hampshire and during the Brighton Festival in May each year, with the Fiveways Open house Art Trail.
Studied at Sir John Cass School of Art and Central St Martins in London,
Future Shows: Garden Gallery, Hampshire