Luke’s work is concerned with marking progression on a cyclical as well as a personal level. His sculptures relate to natural forms and domestic and ritual objects without being any of them specifically. The intention is to suggest something ancient while being contemporary, delicate in its gravity and purposeful without being explicit.
He is interested in rituals that bind community and offer opportunity of inner exploration. These periodically add pattern to his year and pulse to his work. Themes and forms reappear, as the stone continually exerts its influence over the desire to bring rhythm, fluidity and grace to an often stubborn material.
Born in Northumberland in 1964, Luke trained as a stonemason working on Winchester and Salisbury Cathedrals. He went on to study stone carving at City and Guilds of London Art School before embarking on an MA in Site Specific Sculpture at Wimbledon School of Art. He has worked in Carrara, Italy, as well as completing landscape projects in Zimbabwe, Pakistan and India. He has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally and is a longstanding exhibitor at on form.