Peter Eugene Ball
Ball is probably best known for his religious work and to date has more than 90 pieces in cathedrals and churches throughout Britain – almost certainly more than any other living artist. He constantly strives to create sculptures which provide a serene and contemplative focus and to imbue each one with a timeless quality which allows them to instantly settle into the ancient spaces in which they are placed.
His secular work covers a wide variety of subjects – harpies and satyrs, centaurs and warriors, dancers and mermaids – and it is within this non-religious world that he is able to draw on his own particular literary and historical interests, to ponder the vagaries of life and to express his often wry sense of humour. He uses driftwood and found objects, partially covered in copper or pewter and often embellished with silver or gold leaf.