Sculptor

Ros Burgin

Ros Burgin came to fine art after an initial career as a professional sailor. She took a degree in Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts. Since graduating, in 2002, she has been exhibiting in sculpture parks and galleries, as well as making site-responsive and site-specific pieces and installations for different locations. She is interested in sustainability, particularly of the marine environment, and women’s role in society and accordingly she makes pieces that advocate for social change.

Ros says “I make artwork often using found material and found objects, as a whole or in pieces, selected because of their intrinsic qualities and aesthetics. I adapt and take on new working methods accordingly employing a variety of processes to develop new pieces. There is a conceptual starting point for much of my work and I work out my ideas in whatever material or form is appropriate. I research the material and objects I recycle looking into to the processes used to make them and how and why they were used and by whom. This informs and influences what I do with them and my choices of working method.”

Ros is currently working on a series of pieces based on the River Thames between Teddington Lock and the Barrier, a 28-mile stretch of tidal water. She is creating new artworks in response to different characteristics of the River discovered by walking along its banks.

This year at the Cotswold Sculpture Park, Ros is exhibiting Spin – bicycle tyres, bicycle inner tubes, steel posts
1.5m x 1.5m x 0.7m (dimensions vary).
For more information, visit Ros’s website, www.rosburgin.co.uk.

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