Colin Riches

2. A Dark Hope (detail)

Sculpture has been my principle activity but it is nourished and informed by drawing, painting and life drawing. My work is about mapping an inner landscape whose contours echo, rather than represent, the experiences of being in a particular place. My spirituality has evolved within the traditions of Christian belief and contemplative prayer, my artistic evolution has been shaped by twentieth century modernism, itself largely resistant to Christian influences. My personal journey has been a quest to reconcile these two aspects of my life – “To speak what is difficult to speak when it is not made to speak it.”

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4. Five Crosses

Five Crosses

6. Transition, Round & About exhibition, Bracknell Arts Centre

Transition, Round & About exhibition, Bracknell Arts Centre

7. Kerry Cross Wool & peats -

Kerry Cross Wool & peats

8. Cill Rialaig threshold

Cill Rialaig threshold

9. Stacked Crosses

Stacked Crosses

10. Resurrection Cross, Convent of the Holy Name, Derby (Commission)

Resurrection Cross, Convent of the Holy Name, Derby (Commission)

11. Cross for St John's C of E Primary School (Residency)

Cross for St John’s C of E Primary School (Residency)

12. SANDS Memorial, Botanic Gardens, IOW (Commission)

SANDS Memorial, Botanic Gardens, IOW (Commission)

3. Broken Vessels, Newport Minster IOW

Broken Vessels, Newport Minster IOW

5. Journey Exhibition- From a Place of Unknowing, Quay Arts

Journey Exhibition- From a Place of Unknowing, Quay Arts

1. A Dark Hope Exhibition - From a Place of Unknowing, Quay Arts IOW - Copy

A Dark Hope Exhibition – From a Place of Unknowing, Quay Arts IOW – Copy

2. A Dark Hope (detail)

A Dark Hope (detail)