Born in Northumberland in 1964, Luke Dickinson 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 long-standing exhibitor at on form.
Luke is interested in rituals that bind communities and offer opportunities of inner exploration. These periodically add patterns 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.
In its purest form the transformation of the stone is a meditation. The rhythm of the hammer marking time. The time spent with the stone solidifies the idea in my mind as well as in actuality. And the completion lays the idea to rest.