Tom Heatley creates his work as a means to resolve a personal uncertainty in his choice to pursue photography over sculpture. The presentation of his images moves away from traditional photographic framing, cheap employing found materials, balance and suspension as a means to display his work.

 
Beginning life as an ethnographic study of the University of Brighton’s sculpture department, Heatley’s series of images, The Sculptors, illuminates the artist’s three dimensional inclinations through the documentation of incidental sculptures, still-lives and staged constructions. His images are displayed alongside objects and materials collected from the sculpture studio, presenting them as artefacts that reference the original location where the image was captured.

 

Tom Heatley

 

Tom Heatley