I am attracted to the idea of fragility in stone: that something so brittle and unforgiving can be manipulated into expressing the opposite of its apparent nature. I want to combine strength with delicacy, density with transparency, weight with light, to bring a sense of flight to a material rooted in the earth.
Alyosha Moeran was brought up in Japan and moved to the UK at 13. He read History at Cambridge before discovering stone carving, and has worked variously as a dry stone waller, restoration carver, letter-carver and sculptor. The variety in his practice is underlined by his love for the material and the process of carving, which has created an unintended continuity to his work. Alyosha has undertaken Public Art Commissions across the UK and is currently working on a series of sculptures for Alder Hey in the Park Hospital in Liverpool.
He lives in Brighton with his wife and children, a cat and two mice.