Jon Edgar is a sculptor of the Frink School, which sought to develop the perception of the human condition and the figurative form at a time when much else was conceptual.
His large stone works use a process of improvisation to open up each block, often through the involvement of the others. Permanent works are sited in and around the South Downs National Park, where Jon is based. In 2016 he created a posthumous bust of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the 18th century creator of landscapes.
His Environment Series of heads has secured sittings with names such as James Lovelock, Richard Mabey and Caroline Lucas.
’Journal’ (2015) is sited in the conservatory to the Gardener's Cottage in Newport House’s walled garden where it was created, responding to the first ten days of the last Out of Nature exhibition.
My works respond to the environment they are being carved in and the people I am in conversation with at the time; they are of their place, or often out of human nature.
Not pre-conceiving the works means the work is turned through the early stages until imagery starts to emerge. Whilst not representational, they generally move toward the figurative.
I will be working on a sculpture responding to The Cart Shed during Out of Nature 2017.
You can follow his progress at http://cartshedsculpture.wordpress.com.