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My main interest is the human form and the diversity of its representation throughout history and in art and culture.

Not just its physical shape, but its attitude, and the perceived presence and vulnerability of the human spirit.

I feel that I am on an investigative journey, trying to discover what it is that impels us to feel a presence of life, of defiance, of hope or of longing and evokes this sense of ‘being’ and connection with the earth.

The earthy weathered appearance of my sculptures and prints are reminiscent of archaeological strata – as artefacts awaiting discovery by a new audience, with individual interpretations.

My work echoes  my fascination with the artefacts, objects and processes of archaeology which present us with mysteries, hidden meanings and traces of hope and humanity, the forgotten and the lost.

Barbara Colla

Barbara Colla