Despite Success in the 3D World, Sculptor is Focusing on 2D Fun
Based in the UK, specifically Shepley, Dave Bradbury has definitely had success as a sculptor. He originally studied to be an architect. He ended up as a sculptor–working in both stone and cast-iron. He had numerous commissions, include a cruise line, night clubs and a comedian.
These days, Bradbury seems to be carving out a new career–one as cartoonist. Particularly fond of lampooning his subjects, he often finds inspiration by watching the nightly news!
However, lampooning well-known characters requires more than just an artistic eye and he keeps a close watch on current affairs, looking out for potential material. As Dave says: “If I can lampoon someone who deserves it then I’ll go for that. I don’t take a lot of things seriously, so cartoons suit my personality.”
Some of his more recent cartoons include politics such as Chancellor George Osborne’s tax deal with Google, and intrigue, like Vladimir Putin’s denial of involvement of the death of a spy. But he also takes on anything that sparks his irony/funny bone, such as Jerry Hall’s engagement to Rupert Murdoch.
Drawing of course is something that many sculptors are also good at. Bradbury may be better at it than most. He actually created greeting cards in the past. He has also worked as a book illustrator. One can even find his work available on Shutterstock.
But just because Dave has taken up a pen, don’t presume he has put down his hammer and chisel. Not content to work in only 2 dimensions, Dave still takes commissions for 3 dimensional work.
You can see more of Dave’s sculptures and drawings on his website.
Thanks to Hilarie Stelfox and the Huddersford Daily Examiner for this story, which you can read in entirety here.