Stephen Page's sculptures focus on the essence of the creature; excess information is stripped away and the shapes are honed down and simplified creating a pure smooth skin in order to observe form and space with the utmost clarity. This economy of means gives the work a timelessness and permanence, and under their silent outer appearance, they nurture an aspiration to universal form.
There is a stillness and solidity to these iconic sculptures with no dramatic or violent movement. Instead they employ subtle curves, rounded forms and the interaction of different planes and sweeping lines to create a gentle movement and grace. As with the art of prehistory the work takes imaginative liberties with animal form, exaggerating and eliminating features, giving a timeless mythic quality.
"Simplicity is not an end in art, but we usually arrive at simplicity as we approach the true sense of things."