Bruce Louis for Art-Sheep
All images courtesy of Martin Hill
Artist and photographer Martin Hill has been composing impermanent sculptures using stone, ice, twigs and other organic material for 20 years now. These sculptures echo the cyclical system of nature. Hill often works in collaboration his with his long-time partner Philippa Jones and together they create sculptures as well as other installations that express a metaphorical concern about the interrelation of living systems.
The artist always uses the shape of the circle or the sphere in his works. He explains that: “The use of the circle refers to nature’s cyclical system which is now being used as a model for industrial ecology. Sustainability will be achieved by redesigning products and industrial processes as closed loops—materials that can’t safely be returned to nature will be continually turned into new products. Of course this is only one part of the redesign process. We need to use renewable energy, eliminate all poisonous chemicals, use fair trade and create social equity”.