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Blake Wood

I am an emerging sculptor exploring diverse art forms. After a hiatus, I rekindled my passion, embarking on a dedicated artistic journey. With a foundation in electrical, drawing, and painting, I intuitively grasp composition and texture.

Nature’s interplay with humanity inspires me to incorporate organic elements, while unconventional materials add sustainability and narrative depth. Sculpting transforms, as artists and mediums collaborate, breathing life into each piece.

My goal is to evoke emotions, spark conversations, and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of sculptural art, invoking transformative experiences.

My art journey began in the vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia, which is known as Naarm in the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung languages of the Wurundjeri people, the Traditional Owners of the land. I was born and raised in this culturally diverse and artistic city, which has had a profound impact on my creative development.

Melbourne is a city known for its thriving arts scene, with a plethora of galleries, museums, and artistic events. From a young age, I was exposed to a wide range of artistic styles and disciplines, which ignited my passion for art. I was fortunate to have parents who recognized and nurtured my creative abilities, providing me with the tools and support to explore various artistic mediums.

From a young age, I have been fascinated by the world of art. Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, where my mother, an artist herself, nurtured my creative spirit, I was immersed in an environment that celebrated artistic expression. Creativity naturally flowed through my veins, evident in everything I did.

Creativity became an inherent part of my identity. It manifested in every aspect of my life, whether it was creating elaborate drawings, crafting imaginative stories, or finding innovative solutions to everyday challenges. I viewed the world through an artistic lens, constantly seeking inspiration in the simplest of things.

Melbourne, with its vibrant arts scene, further fueled my artistic aspirations. The city provided endless opportunities to immerse myself in art exhibitions, cultural festivals, and community events. I soaked up the diverse range of artistic expressions, drawing inspiration from the city’s rich tapestry of cultures and traditions.

As I grew older, my artistic journey took on a more introspective nature. I began exploring the connection between art and personal expression, using creativity as a means to communicate my thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Each artwork became a reflection of my inner world, a visual representation of the complexities and beauty of life.

Living and working in Melbourne allows me to draw inspiration from its contrasting elements. The city’s urban landscapes, with their towering buildings and bustling streets, coexist harmoniously with its pockets of green spaces and serene natural environments. This duality finds its way into my sculptures, where the interplay of organic forms and urban influences often takes centre stage.

As I continue my art journey in Melbourne, I am grateful for the opportunities, resources, and support that the city offers. Its dynamic arts scene, diverse cultural fabric, and recognition of Indigenous heritage fuel my creative spirit and propel me to explore new avenues of artistic expression. Melbourne has become an integral part of my artistic identity, providing a nurturing environment for my growth as an emerging sculptor.


2016 Exhibition in Warrandyte South, VIC AUSTRALIA
2023 Applied to exhibit:
SouthSide Festival

Deakin University Art Gallery
Woollahra Gallery
Eden Unearthed
Yering Station

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