Figurative / Realism
East of England
Ros Newman has worked as a professional sculptor for more than forty years.
She developed a unique method of using steel as a modelling material whilst studying at Hammersmith College of Art. Subsequently she has used this technique to capture the movement of the human and animal form that she loves so much.
Most of her work has the effect of deceiving the eye into seeing much more than is there; a part of a face becomes a whole; a silhouette of a bird, when bent and polished, takes flight. Through ones eye, the brain fills in the parts that are not there.
Until fifteen years ago all her work was of an indoor, domestic, scale in polished mild steel, but since then she has also produced a great deal of work for outdoor display using mainly stainless steel and bronze.