Gus Farnes is a British artist creating emotive sculptures in reaction to the experiences faced by many on a daily basis.
In their representation of the dispossessed, the stateless, the refugee and the homeless his figures are a personification of the modern diaspora.
The sculptures are crafted from the materials of their environments and – much like their subject matter – are both shaped and constrained by those environments.
These materials – grass, leaves, flowers, reeds and rushes – are gathered from the urban and rural landscapes in which they grow and then bound in wax and sculpted. Each piece is then cast directly into bronze creating a unique, individual sculpture.