Gilbert Ward has been commissioned to develop many sculptures across the North East of England. Gilberts work in stone and wood stems from a fascination with formal geometry and structures found within nature. Often carving on site or with communities Gilbert works to develop a sculptural response to a landscape “I am a sculptor and a sculptor’s work is his statement. Sculpture cannot lie, it is an idea, material, form and structure, brought together in an object”
Gilbert has installed 2 collections of small sculptural works at Cheeseburn which he has been developing over the last 10 years: ‘Bakers Dozen’ (hornbeam) and ‘The Fall’ (ash). Sited in the old potting shed at Cheeseburn these works explore the potential of natural forms for growth and evolution.