Saturday, 26 May 2012
John uses elements from disused buildings such as Carmarthen Infirmary and his local chapel, to create architectural sculptures that are beautiful and deeply moving. He combines casts of an intricately-carved ceiling rose with images of derelict or neglected buildings. In doing so, John powerfully questions the supposed housing shortage and how this contradicts with the vast amount of unused housing stock that is allowed to deteriorate until it is too dilapidated to be used. His work also laments the loss of traditional building skills.