Landscape sculpture by William Peers

To my mind the sculpture should sit in the landscape gently. Nature is constant, though ever-changing. Sculpture provides an interesting juxtaposition, allowing the viewer to re-examine the landscape in a new light.

Click once on each sculpture to enlarge it.

Yelena: CARRARRA MARBLE, 2016; W 222 cm, H 112 cm, D 50 cm; £35,000

 

Ortollo

These positive and negative shapes fascinate me. Here the dialogue is happening on a curved surface. More complex and intriguing.

Ortollo: CARRARA MARBLE, 2016; W 285 cm, H 154 cm, D 40 cm; £33,000 Ortollo: CARRARA MARBLE, 2016; W 285 cm, H 154 cm, D 40 cm; £33,000 Ortollo: CARRARA MARBLE, 2016; W 285 cm, H 154 cm, D 40 cm; £33,000

 

Yelena

Along the lines of ‘Lunasa’, but a larger version. This time gently turning facets follow the form around.

Yelena: CARRARRA MARBLE, 2016; W 222 cm, H 112 cm, D 50 cm; £35,000 Yelena: CARRARRA MARBLE, 2016; W 222 cm, H 112 cm, D 50 cm; £35,000

 

Lee

This sculpture undulates gently. It stands off the ground on stainless pins. Although large, the skin is thin and the contours of one side are exactly mirrored on the other side. I am delighted to have a sculpture that does not need a base, and can stand alone in the landscape.

Lee: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2012; W 240 cm, H 165 cm, D 40 cm; SOLD Lee: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2012; W 240 cm, H 165 cm, D 40 cm; SOLD Lee: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2012; W 240 cm, H 165 cm, D 40 cm; SOLD

 

Constance

The base is buried underground so the sculpture can stand alone in the landscape.

Constance: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2014; W 204 cm, H 204 cm, D 33 cm; £40,000 Constance: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2014; W 204 cm, H 204 cm, D 33 cm; £40,000

 

Wild Albert

Standing ‘Wild Albert up for the first time was exciting. The end result was beyond my expectations as the multiple facets play with the light in quite a magical way.

Wild Albert: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2014; W 197 cm, H 225 cm, D 30 cm; £40,000 Wild Albert: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2014; W 197 cm, H 225 cm, D 30 cm; £40,000 Wild Albert: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2014; W 197 cm, H 225 cm, D 30 cm; £40,000

 

Orbit

This work came from my fascination with a deflated ball. The skin of material that retains the full surface area of the ball and yet is deflated. The integrity of the flow over the surface is genuine. This has a logic and a purity to me.

Orbit: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2009: W 100 cm, H 152 cm, D 100 cm (Size includes base); £14,000 Orbit: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2009: W 100 cm, H 152 cm, D 100 cm (Size includes base); £14,000

 

Willing Jacob

A sister sculpture to ‘Bess’ (see ‘Freestanding page’). Two sculptures split from two halves of a single block of Portuguese marble. In this sculpture the twisting and wobbling of the forms is even more exaggerated than in its predecessor.

Willing Jacob: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2014; W 25 cm, H 228 cm, D 25 cm; SOLD Willing Jacob: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2014; W 25 cm, H 228 cm, D 25 cm; SOLD

 

Makoto

The woven forms explored in a series of wall-hung sculptures are here tried out in full three dimensions. The form weaves in and out without end. This was the theory, but I failed and in several places the weave ends. I celebrate this failure with a dot. Quite fun to find.

Makoto: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2013: W 56 cm, H 205 cm, D 36 cm; SOLD

 

Emerge

This pink Estremoz marble is full of suggestions to me. Animated scuttling genes. The marble has become so light. There is so much air in between the forms and yet the link back to the reclining figures of Henry Moore is obvious.

Emerge: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2011; W 87cm, H 57 cm, D 30 cm (excl. base); £14,,000   Emerge: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2011; W 87cm, H 57 cm, D 30 cm (excl. base); £14,,000

 

Genus

Very similar to Emerge in intention but with a little more figuration. The extra limb suggest knees; the joining of the two forms are almost mirrored. Again this is light in feel.

Genus: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2011; W 117 cm, H 61 cm, D 31 cm (without base); £15,000   Genus: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2011; W 117 cm, H 61 cm, D 31 cm (without base); £15,000

 

Reclining Figure II

This sculpture is a larger version of the ideas first explored in my 100 Day series. Carving on this scale however is very different. Turning the work around is easy when you can pick it up. On this scale it is much harder and yet it is essential to look at the work from all angles whilst making it.

Reclining Figure II; PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2010; W 133 cm, H 73cm, D 30 cm (excl base); SOLD Reclining Figure II: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2010; W 133 cm, H 73cm, D 30 cm (excl base); SOLD

To my mind the sculpture should sit in the landscape gently. Nature is constant, though ever-changing. Sculpture provides an interesting juxtaposition, allowing the viewer to re-examine the landscape in a new light.

Click once on each sculpture to enlarge it.

Yelena: CARRARRA MARBLE, 2016; W 222 cm, H 112 cm, D 50 cm; £35,000

 

Ortollo

These positive and negative shapes fascinate me. Here the dialogue is happening on a curved surface. More complex and intriguing.

Ortollo: CARRARA MARBLE, 2016; W 285 cm, H 154 cm, D 40 cm; £33,000 Ortollo: CARRARA MARBLE, 2016; W 285 cm, H 154 cm, D 40 cm; £33,000 Ortollo: CARRARA MARBLE, 2016; W 285 cm, H 154 cm, D 40 cm; £33,000

 

Yelena

Along the lines of ‘Lunasa’, but a larger version. This time gently turning facets follow the form around.

Yelena: CARRARRA MARBLE, 2016; W 222 cm, H 112 cm, D 50 cm; £35,000 Yelena: CARRARRA MARBLE, 2016; W 222 cm, H 112 cm, D 50 cm; £35,000

 

Lee

This sculpture undulates gently. It stands off the ground on stainless pins. Although large, the skin is thin and the contours of one side are exactly mirrored on the other side. I am delighted to have a sculpture that does not need a base, and can stand alone in the landscape.

Lee: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2012; W 240 cm, H 165 cm, D 40 cm; SOLD Lee: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2012; W 240 cm, H 165 cm, D 40 cm; SOLD Lee: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2012; W 240 cm, H 165 cm, D 40 cm; SOLD

 

Constance

The base is buried underground so the sculpture can stand alone in the landscape.

Constance: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2014; W 204 cm, H 204 cm, D 33 cm; £40,000 Constance: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2014; W 204 cm, H 204 cm, D 33 cm; £40,000

 

Wild Albert

Standing ‘Wild Albert up for the first time was exciting. The end result was beyond my expectations as the multiple facets play with the light in quite a magical way.

Wild Albert: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2014; W 197 cm, H 225 cm, D 30 cm; £40,000 Wild Albert: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2014; W 197 cm, H 225 cm, D 30 cm; £40,000 Wild Albert: ITALIAN MARBLE, 2014; W 197 cm, H 225 cm, D 30 cm; £40,000

 

Orbit

This work came from my fascination with a deflated ball. The skin of material that retains the full surface area of the ball and yet is deflated. The integrity of the flow over the surface is genuine. This has a logic and a purity to me.

Orbit: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2009: W 100 cm, H 152 cm, D 100 cm (Size includes base); £14,000 Orbit: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2009: W 100 cm, H 152 cm, D 100 cm (Size includes base); £14,000

 

Willing Jacob

A sister sculpture to ‘Bess’ (see ‘Freestanding page’). Two sculptures split from two halves of a single block of Portuguese marble. In this sculpture the twisting and wobbling of the forms is even more exaggerated than in its predecessor.

Willing Jacob: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2014; W 25 cm, H 228 cm, D 25 cm; SOLD Willing Jacob: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2014; W 25 cm, H 228 cm, D 25 cm; SOLD

 

Makoto

The woven forms explored in a series of wall-hung sculptures are here tried out in full three dimensions. The form weaves in and out without end. This was the theory, but I failed and in several places the weave ends. I celebrate this failure with a dot. Quite fun to find.

Makoto: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2013: W 56 cm, H 205 cm, D 36 cm; SOLD

 

Emerge

This pink Estremoz marble is full of suggestions to me. Animated scuttling genes. The marble has become so light. There is so much air in between the forms and yet the link back to the reclining figures of Henry Moore is obvious.

Emerge: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2011; W 87cm, H 57 cm, D 30 cm (excl. base); £14,,000   Emerge: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2011; W 87cm, H 57 cm, D 30 cm (excl. base); £14,,000

 

Genus

Very similar to Emerge in intention but with a little more figuration. The extra limb suggest knees; the joining of the two forms are almost mirrored. Again this is light in feel.

Genus: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2011; W 117 cm, H 61 cm, D 31 cm (without base); £15,000   Genus: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2011; W 117 cm, H 61 cm, D 31 cm (without base); £15,000

 

Reclining Figure II

This sculpture is a larger version of the ideas first explored in my 100 Day series. Carving on this scale however is very different. Turning the work around is easy when you can pick it up. On this scale it is much harder and yet it is essential to look at the work from all angles whilst making it.

Reclining Figure II; PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2010; W 133 cm, H 73cm, D 30 cm (excl base); SOLD Reclining Figure II: PORTUGUESE MARBLE, 2010; W 133 cm, H 73cm, D 30 cm (excl base); SOLD