Holly Williams for Art-Sheep

There is something magical, something mystical and awe-inspiring about ancient Greek and Roman architecture, that can not be solely attributed to the sheer size of the constructions, but also on their design and arrangement. This can easily be examined and confirmed in Matthew Simmonds sculptures of ancient Greek and Roman ruins, that retain all the aforementioned characteristics, despite being so much smaller in size.

The British artist, first prize winner of the Verona International Sculptor Symposium award in 1999 and possessing an education both in history of art and architectural stone carving, uses marble and stone to bring these perfect, tiny ruins to life, giving them a detailed, elaborate form, that seems however somehow to be growing naturally out of the raw material.

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