Viv Astling OBE RBSA


I carve mainly in English limestone, which is over 200 million years old. My long-term themes have been natural forms and waves. Lately I have been making Narrative Sculpture particularly related to music. Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Mahler’s 1st Symphony are two compositions that I have tried to re-imagine in stone. I have also made a sculpture based on Shakespeare’s play King Lear.

Most of my work is suitable for display in the garden. It is unique and I never repeat a design in complete contrast to what is for sale in garden centres.

I have completed three public art commissions, one of which is at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire.  Besides being an RBSA Member, I am also a member of Birmingham Art Circle and the Shapeshifters Sculpture Group.

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