My name is Salma Patel, i am an artist living and working n Bradford. I sculpt using various mediums including carving sculpture in plaster of paris and stone. I graduated in Fine Art from Batley School of Art in 2015, specialising in sculpture. last year, I completed a commission in Ancaster Limestone (pictured), called ‘Grace’ for a client from my graduate show in London.
My sculpture explores themes relating to my cultural heritage – through a highly personal sculptural language the work visually translates my experiences: growing up surrounded by Yorkshire architecture, landscape and nature.
The physicality of carving is for me, an introspective and ritualistic activity that enables me to interpret these reference points and bring them together in a series of carvings that are in essence meditative and contemplative. The reductive process of removing and polishing material enables me to visually synthesise complex themes into simple forms.