©2017 by Salma Patel



My sculpture explores themes relating to my cultural heritage – through a highly personal sculptural language the work visually translates my experiences: from growing up surrounded by Yorkshire architecture, to landscape and nature.

These developmental and finished works explore culture reference points involving communal engagements, such as, meal times, long walks through nature and prayer.

The physicality of carving is for me an introspective and ritualistic activity that enables me to interpret these reference points and bring them together in a series of carvings that are in essence meditative and contemplative. The reductive process of removing and polishing material enables me to visually synthesise complex themes into simple forms.