Statement Liam Ball, born Coventry 1964 Not formally trained, I gained many of my skills from my parents, my father a professional sculptor and my mother a designer. My work is a mixture of the real and the imaginary, with a view to creating sympathy for the idea or subject. A desire to make the work aesthetically pleasing goes some way towards achieving this. Found and recycled objects including driftwood, old car parts and stone in combination with various metals, paints and dyes are the materials most often used. As the work has developed new materials, such as Perspex, mechanical and electrical items have and will be integrated into the work. The integration of such parts helps to emphasize relationships between ideas that have been around for thousands of years and contemporary thinking, which often only appears different due to the use of available technology. The different properties that these materials possess means relationships both contrary and harmonious can be created to add further dimensions to the work. Additional Information Artist in residence, Brandon Marsh nature reserve, Brandon Nr Coventry 95/96. Work is in private collections in England, Holland, Portugal and North America. My work has been featured on the BBC, various newspapers and in the Natural World magazine.