http://chris-pilmore.artparks.co.uk/artpark_sculpture_sculptor_details.php?artistID=318&sculptor=chris_pilmore “ I have no formal artistic qualifications nor do I want any as i believe that my work should reflect a part of me and not something I have learned from others. if I need to know anything I will learn it from my own mistakes.” C h r i s P i l m o r e. Left school at 16 to persue the "family career" in the coal mines of The East Midlands. After spending nearly 20 years underground he "escaped" to rural Somerset to persue his lifelong love for creativity. He was 37 when he started creating environmentally friendly sculptures.
What inspired Chris Pilmore to create environmentally friendly sculptures? Animals. Plants. Natural world. Natural Form.
To inspire other people to re-use their recycled materials.
Why does he use recycled materials?
Does the artist have a purpose for creating the sculptures?
Why buy new materials when there are perfectly good ones waiting to be reused elsewhere?
Challenge of giving new life!
Working with recycled materials for a number of years!
Top sized natural forms to huge life like creatures.
On a mission!!!
Create final design
Build a body for the creature
Find recycled materials for the creature
Mould the tyres to the shape and drill them together.
Materials: - Tyres.
To show people that recycled materials are just as good as new materials.
For people to be inspired to do their own sculptures using recycled materials.
Clip of Chris pilmore
A short news clip of one of the work Chris Pilmore created.
- Contemporary painter and sculptor - Many of her sculptures are created from found metal objects - she is a member of the Cambridge Arts Movement and regularly exhibit at the Williams Gallery, Gwyder Street Cambridge. - After leaving school she trained as an engineer.
Ashley Baldwin-Smith was inspired by a different environmentally friendly sculpture called Henry Moore.
Materials : -Constructed entirely from surgical instruments and has moving parts Process: - When the metal is shaped it will then be welded.