Thursday, April 16, 2020

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life

Billie Bond, Ecce Mulier After Rosso, 2019
48 cm x 24 cm

© Billie Bond


I am so pleased to introduce the award-winning figurative sculptor Billie Bond, my selection for this month's Artist Watch column at the international online arts magazine Escape Into Life.

Billie, who lives and works in Essex, England, has decades of experience as a designer-maker (children's furniture, interiors), interior decorator, and muralist. The recipient of a master's in art in sculptural practice, she has long been concerned with ideas about identity and duality as well as investigations of trauma and healing, rejuvenation, and change. Simultaneously, she explores processes of destruction and repair as a means to better understanding what makes us human. Her materials include black stoneware, glazed stoneware, bronze, gold, resin, porcelain, and clinker (a residue formed by high-temperature burning of coal and other materials; it has a role in cement's composition). As part of the "Breaking Depression" campaign, Billie was one of two featured kintsugi artists.

For today's Artist Watch, Billie has shared with us eight images of her beautiful and inspirational work, her Artist Statement, and a brief biography, in addition to links to her Website and social media sites.

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

I love this sculptor. Thank you. Love her kintsugi, and that golden repair resonates right now.