Antonia Spowers’ work connects with landscape in the widest possible way; the natural world, the man-made and architectural, the concealed, buried and archaeological and the internal landscape of the mind. Themes that formerly embraced ideas of continuity and connection have recently been replaced by ideas of disruption and disconnection.
After sixteen years living on the edge of the Black Mountains, Antonia Spowers recently moved to an architect-designed house and studio on the edge of Presteigne.
A member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, the Welsh Group, the 56 Group Wales and Sculpture Network, she has been commissioned by the Cass Foundation, Goodwood, and is represented by Jaggedart, London.
My work often refers to landscape in all its diversity. The nature of materials is important to me, both their physical properties and the way in which they can embody and suggest ideas. There is also a sense of transformation when an idea is transposed into a physical substance. I am about to start on a new body of work called Erosion, which will focus on traces in the physical landscape but eventually will expand into other areas such as archaeology and human intervention in the landscape.