Richard Hudson (b. 1957) recalls that his relationship with art started from a young age during walks in the countryside with his mother. It is she who opened Hudson’s eyes to ‘the true organic wonders of the world; nature's complexity and its never-ending metamorphosis and yet normally within the structures of beautiful, perfect symmetry.’ It is this interest that links his work to that of the modernist, Yorkshire-born artist Henry Moore.
Today Hudson is renowned for his polished steel and bronze sculptures. He begins by modeling these ideas with clay, plaster, or other materials to give this kernel shape and form, then after this careful and formal research through the manipulation of these materials the final work materialises.
Interestingly, his work is not only inspired by nature, but it also befits it, as his critically acclaimed, monumental installations outdoors demonstrate.