Carefully built as much as they are formed freely by hand, the multi-layered pieces of Patrick Kingshill operate beyond the usual confines of vessel or sculpture. Think still life, totem, architecture. For all the seeming precision of his work, these forms are spun of spontaneity, with many fails along the way. “The thing that I am always honing and thinking about is formal composition, shares Patrick. “Using shapes and volumes to create balance, or exploiting asymmetry to convey a precarious unease can be powerful. I find that abstracted form composed and arranged in a certain way can take a shortcut around our logical minds and hit us directly in a place that is more primal and naturally curious. I create compositional structures based on my fascination with the built environment and our human connection to the world through design. I gather inspiration from the fields of architecture, vessel making, furniture, and the built environment, and draw aesthetic and formal links between these vast and varied sources of inspiration. By way of abstraction my work unifies an expansive diversity of subjects into a cohesive visual and contemplative experience."