Ricky Swallow


Ricky Swallow is an Australian sculptor, who lives and works in Los Angeles. He creates detailed pieces and installations in a variety of media, often utilising objects of everyday life as well as the body.


The influence from Ricky Swallow’s work has enabled me to apply the human anatomy and body into the the body of work I am producing. I was captivated by the detail in his sculptures and the realism of the bones. When looking at it, I want to touch it to feel the texture. I want to know if it’s smooth or rough, how the toes feel upon touch.


The severed feet are a beautiful, magnificent piece of artwork. The detail in the feet are so lifelike, that there’s even the finer details of the veins in the feet. I find Ricky Swallow’s work beautiful, inspiring and influential.

This piece is absolutely gorgeous and I love it. I love the intense detail of the hands, fingers, veins and fingernails, fingertips and creases of the skin. I love the fragility and vulnerability of the hands. Although this piece isn’t as fragile, I see hands and bones as a fragility of life and I am fascinated by the human body and anatomy. This piece has heavily inspired and influenced my work.


Author: lawrenceaaronmaker

Studying a BA Hons in Artist, Designer; Maker at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

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