Sukhi Barber was born in Hertfordshire, England. From an early age she was
drawn to the classical and ancient traditions of art and philosophy, which led her
to undertake a traditional sculptural training at The City and Guilds of London
Art School. There she gained a firm grasp of figurative clay modeling and life
drawing, graduating in 1995 with the prize for sculpture, and a scholarship from
After graduation Sukhi traveled to India, captivated by the timeless quality of peace and balance that she found in Asian art. Settling in Kathmandu, Nepal, she spent the next twelve years studying Buddhist philosophy and producing sculptures based on the traditional techniques of stone carving and lost-wax bronze casting.
Sukhi’s sculptures are intended to bridge the cultures of East and West. Embodying the peace and compositional balance of ancient devotional art, they represent complex philosophical ideas with a simplicity and clarity that renders them accessible on an intuitive level. Exploring themes of hidden potentials, and the transcendence of our limiting view of a solid reality, her work often represents the negative space as being as important as the material itself, implying the dance of form and spirit, a constant state of transformation.
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