Gordon Senior’s practice is concerned with man’s relationship with nature, landscape and those we share the planet with: plants, animals and birds.
Recent sculptures show grains and grasses, cast in bronze or white cement, embedded in boulder-like forms. These represent moments in a plant’s lifecycle and invite consideration of evolution, natural selection, cultivation, and the plant’s significance as a food source.
The cast barley, wheat, oats and grasses often include the root formation as well as the part of the plant that appears above the surface of the soil.
A range of different and contrasting materials is used and though modeling and casting is at the core of his practice, he also carves and constructs as appropriate to a particular work or series.