In his figurative, abstract, bronze and stone sculpture, Lawrence Broderick (b 1935) draws inspiration from the female form and wildlife, in particular the otter and endangered species. The plight of turtles, polar bears, rhinos and elephants due to human behaviour has had a profound effect upon his art.
Childhood influence from pebbles and bones with their subtle shapes and curves is apparent in the artist’s stonecarving. His skill lends his work vitality, tactility and movement, emphasised by simplified forms, subtle curves, flowing lines and smooth surfaces, often contrasted by small areas of rough texture. The scale of work ranges from small bronze maquettes of a few centimetres up to very large outdoor sculpture of monumental proportions.