Jo Naden

Jo Naden

Jo Naden

Bronze edition of nine Doves

Bronze cast, carved clay sculpture Inspired by natural landscape and the memory of its collective past, Jo would describe her sculpture as being: distilled from journeys of exploration and gathering. These journeys may begin at any point, be it poem, plant or place, with research being central to her practice. This way of working is well suited to commissions that respond to a sense of place, as Shining Stone, her sculpture situated in the Black Brook at Shenstone, Lichfield, shows, or to an aspect of the natural world such as the Cocoa plant, responded to in the more recent commission Theobroma, for Cadbury. Larger scaled sculpture is explored through commissions such as Wish, for Crest Nicholson, standing at just under three metres high and situated in Park Central, Birmingham. Her moderately sized sculptures work well in interior spaces, whilst the smallest objects - designed to be held in the hand - change our involvement from viewer to participant.