Gordon Senior’s practice is concerned with nature, environmental science, landscape and the plants, animals and birds we share the planet with.
Recent works show grains and grasses, cast in bronze or white cement, embedded in boulder-like forms. These evoke frozen moments in a plant’s lifecycle and invite consideration of evolution, natural selection, cultivation, and the plant’s significance as a food source.
The cast barley, wheat, oats and grasses often include the root formation as well as the part of the plant that appears above the surface of the soil.
He uses a range of different and contrasting materials, and though modeling and casting is at the core of his practice, He also carves and constructs as appropriate to a particular work or series.
Gordon’s work has been exhibited at Lancaster Museum of Art and History, California, First Street Gallery, Humboldt State University, Eureka, CA, Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, The Art Institution, San Diego, Norwich Castle Museum, Cortijada Los Gazquez, Almeria, Spain, The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Berkeley Art Center, California, ICA in San Jose, and The Carnegie Art Center, Turlock, California and Art Space on Main, Cal State University, CA. Cley Contemporary, Norfolk, UK, Waveney Sculpture Trail at Ravingham, Uk and Our eARTH Exhibition 2018, Kusthuis, Crayke, UK.