Mark Gibbs creates contemporary animal sculpture and assemblages referencing shamanism and history. His mixed media landscape painting depicts mysterious forest; the animal’s habitat and a threatened ecosystem. All his work considers the preciousness of life and its fleeting nature.
Influenced by archaeology the sculptures often resemble ancient ritual artefacts. The animal sculptures are built from the skeleton outwards using bundles of wire to represent the muscles. Recent work is exploring themes associated with The First World War.
Mark has exhibited widely and has been shortlisted for the Wildlife Artist of the Year by the David Shepherd Foundation. He has completed several sculpture commissions and has worked extensively in arts education in museums and schools.