Laurence Edwards' critically acclaimed figurative sculptures harmonise the balance between man and nature. Cast in bronze using the lost wax process and often permeated with crushed sticks, leaves, seeds and grit from the Suffolk countryside, his work powerfully conveys figures fused to the organic world and comment on our increasing detachment from nature as human beings.
Represented by Messums in Cork Street, London, Edwards has exhibited in Europe, America, Australia and throughout the UK. Born in Suffolk, he was taught by sculptors Anthony Caro OM CBE and John Gibbons at Canterbury College of Art before studying under Philip King PRA, Eduardo Paolozzi CBE RA and Tissa Ranasinghe at The Royal College of Art. His awards include the Henry Moore Bursary, the Angeloni Prize for Bronze Casting, an Intach Travelling Scholarship, Royal Society of Portrait Sculpture Award, Freakley Prize, Society of Portrait Sculptors, Elected Member Royal Society of British Sculptors and The Macquarie Group Sculpture Inside Prize (for 'Up Sticks', 2014).