Photograph of Artist GARY DROSTLE
GARY DROSTLE
Erith, London - United Kingdom



Original Artworks (3)

Gary Drostle; The River Of Life Mosaic, 2010, Original Mosaic, 4 x 15 m. Artwork description: 241  Mosaic floor depicting the River of Life and the balance of wellbeing. The mosaic also represents the power of the Iowa River and the surrounding local culture and society. ...
Gary Drostle
Original Mosaic, 2010
4 x 15 m (13.12 x 49.21 feet)
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Gary Drostle; Movement And Vitality, 2010, Original Mosaic, 4 x 4 m. Artwork description: 241  Mosaic floor artwork representing movement and vitality for the University sports center in Iowa City. ...
Gary Drostle
Original Mosaic, 2010
4 x 4 m (13.12 x 13.12 feet)
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Gary Drostle; The De Luci Fish Mosaic S..., 2006, Original Mosaic,   inches. Artwork description: 241  25 foot high glass mosaic encrusted sculpture for the entrance rotary for Erith in Kent, UK. The award winning sculpture represents the history and future of the area. ...
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Original Mosaic, 2006
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Artist Statement


My inspiration could be summed up by the many hand print impressions found in cave art around the world. This simple hand impression can be seen as lying at the core of my artistic vision, itís origin is perhaps human kinds most ancient creative expression and can be seen in cave paintings over 50,000 years old, the signature of the first mural artists. Of course itís not a print, rather the impression left after the hand has been removed and as such symbolises the marks left on the environment by people now departed.
To me this is a profoundly democratic view of art for all, on the street, enhancing and changing our environment, interacting with people, landscape and architecture reflecting a sense of place through the expression of our history and humanity, it is this that inspires me.

My practice concentrates on working in large scale painted murals, mosaics for floors and walls and mosaic sculptures. In developing this work I draw on the specific site, its history and stories, its architecture and landscape and its community and users to create works which are specific to each site, enduring and beautiful. My experience includes working with other artists, council officers, architects, landscapers, interior designers, planners, engineers and contractors and I have worked extensively with a wide variety of community groups at every level of the creative process....

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