Leaving, A War Memorial, Bronze and Portland stone set on a piazza with curved glass etched with names. Cranleigh School Surrey.

Nicholas Dimbleby

”William Blake wrote of the 'human form divine' or as Duke Ellington wrote: 'It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing'. It has always been my aim to recreate in clay and bronze some of that ‘divine’ essence. The sculpture must be more than the sum of its many parts and many processes of creation. At best there is my ‘Pygmalion’ moment when the work almost comes alive.

This does not depend on some ideal form or a slavish copying of the model, but rather the sculptor’s ability to conjure energy from the grey mud. Whatever the demands of my brief, this is my underlying task.”

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