Henry Beazley

My metal sculptures revolve around weight and balance, they can be placed in the home or outside.
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With a background in 3D design, animation and fine arts I work towards giving my sculptures a life of their own.
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I get a great satisfaction when I see my work interacting with the wind, birds or human touch, providing a sanctuary for nature and a fascination for the imagination.
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Before starting working on a piece of work I sculpt in my mind, pulling images from the perpetual movement found in nature and the world around us. I translate the 3D image from my imagination into pen and ink drawings and watercolours and then into steel.
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During construction I find that even a weld can change the balance of my sculptures.
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My purpose is to find balance, harmony and grace within the piece, to give the metal a life and rhythm of its own. During construction I carry my metal around with me , moving it from one end of the studio to the other,  getting to know the individual metal weight distribution and where best to place it, any addition or weld constantly changing the balance of the work in progress. 
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Being Half Dutch from my mother’s side and English from my Fathers side I have a continental outlook with the added appreciation for both my Dutch and English heritage. My Dutch Family move to Spain when I was very young, my holidays were spent in Holland, Spain and Cornwall. I have been able to appreciate  and absorb the different lifestyles and cultures. To see art in different cultural settings makes one appreciate the universal language of Art with the understanding of cultural interpretation.
2016/2017 Circle Contemporary, Hawkesfield, Cornwall
2014 The Old Schoolhouse, Rushlake Green, East Sussex
2014 Tenterden Makers, Tenterden, Kent.
2013 Appledene Biddenden, Kent
2013 Open Studio, Kent
2012 Cranbrook Art Show, Kent
2008 Graduation Exhibition, Kent University
2008 Pall Mall Gallery, Ashford Kent.
2007 End of Year Show, Ashford, Kent
2006 Ashford Borough Council, International House, Ashford Kent
2006 Collaborative Exhibition, Kent University, Canterbury, Kent.