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Marble, light (2014)

Light and marble transform the evocative setting of the medieval church of St Michael and All Angels, next to the castle, in two new works by Mark Richards.

In 2012 Richards was awarded a three-month residency in Pietrasanta and Carrara, Italy, to explore the roots of his profession and techniques. This journey propelled him into new ways of looking at both his own practice and that of his professional ancestors.

The two works on show in Croft Castle church are from this time in Italy.

Mark Richards

Mark Richards draws upon imagery and traditions associated with religious worship, contemplation and embellishment. He creates work that explores the space left as these once potent symbols and practices diminish in our culture.

Mark Richards FRBS is a sculptor working in the tradition of commission-led design and execution in the private, institutional and public realms. Richards has built an international reputation for work that exhibits both cohesive composition and great beauty of form. His work includes sculptures and portraits of The Royal Family, commemorative statues of The Gordon Highlanders in Aberdeen city centre and, most recently, the renowned hurling legend, Nickey Rackard in Wexford.

Visit Mark Richards' images online

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