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Philip Hearsey

1946
United Kingdom

73 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Herefordshire, UK

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Works by Philip Hearsey

Shelter III

2019

Sculpture

52 x 36 x 33cm

4250,00 €

Scope

2023

Sculpture

53 x 29 x 9.5cm

2550,00 €

Nightwalk VI

2022

Sculpture

59 x 15 x 13cm

2550,00 €

Halos III

2021

Sculpture

23 x 40 x 8cm

2550,00 €

Gathering

2022

Sculpture

16 x 27 x 19cm

2550,00 €

Fronts

2022

Sculpture

58 x 28 x 15cm

2550,00 €

Drift [C]

2019

Sculpture

35.5 x 13 x 19.5cm

2550,00 €

Ceremony

2022

Sculpture

57.5 x 22 x 15cm

2550,00 €

Harking Back

2022

Sculpture , Bronze , Mixed Media

34.5 x 27.5 x 10cm

3468,00 €

Evening Land

2020

Sculpture , Bronze , Mixed Media

57 x 16 x 12cm

3233,00 €

Philip Hearsey is a British sculptor born in 1946 who lives and works in Longtown, Herefordshire, UK. Philip has exhibited his work throughout the UK. He specializes in sand casting to make sculptures that engage the quality of bronze as a noble material in its own right. Casting in sand moulds is a simple and ancient method far removed from the sophisticated lost wax operation used by most art foundries. The sand casting process is relentless and unforgiving – the foundry is no place for a delicate original. It denies a complexity of form that imposes a disciplinary and enriching simplicity. Color is achieved in many ways. The most common and widely used method is to oxidize or patinate the bronze by employing the same chemical reaction that occurs in nature, but using a combination of mild heat and stronger solutions to achieve a faster result. Patination can be enhanced by the application of a transparent colorwash that maintains the inimitable variegated effects that are possible with oxidization, whilst producing a more vivid finish. The most usual colorwash is acrylic, but oil-bound washes or colored waxes are sometimes used. Coloring can also be achieved by painting alone and often this technique is utilized on part of a sculpture in combination with patination. Painting allows a greater range of colors than patination alone. All coloring is finished and protected by a marine grade lacquer and/or wax.

Philip Hearsey is a self-taught sculptor and specialized in sand-casting to make pieces which engage the quality of bronze as a noble material in its own right. Hearsey lives and works on the Welsh borders of Herefordshire - a beautiful place, still remote and largely unaltered, landlocked and very slow in change.