Andrew Tebbs is a Derbyshire based artist who paints and draws and makes sculptural objects. He works in a number of materials including wood, metal and stone. He spent part of his early career working with stone and stonemasons, building drystone walls and conserving stone and now he is able to use that experience in creating and installing stone sculptures. His most recent works have been large stone sculptures sited in the public realm. Some of these can be seen on his website… http://andrewtebbs.com
Andrew is interested in identity, and shared memories and how we create a ‘sense of place’. His artworks often reveal partially hidden, unfamiliar stories or shine a light on unsung heroes. Storytelling is often involved in his work and recently he has been collaborating with artist and film maker Jane Darke of ‘boat shed films’ to produce a documentary film about the Poet Charles Causley. This is the second film they have made together and they also co- curate the St. Eval Archive, a digital local history archive housed in Tregona Chapel artspace.
As a starting point for the Invisible Boundaries project Andrew is going to work in the Arboretum with portable pieces of stone making carvings which look at the natural forms of the trees, their leaves, seeds and cones and compare these to some of the carved detailing in neighbouring buildings. He is also drawn to the bronze sculpture of the ‘florentine boar’ and wonders where the rest of his family are?