Laurence Edwards has been working in bronze for some 30 years, creating figurative sculptures for a growing national and international audience. One of the most important figurative sculptors working in the UK, he is also one of the few sculptors who casts his own work. He has largely been based in his native Suffolk where he works with his foundry team. Edwards′ work explores the power of the figure as a visual metaphor for aspects of the human condition. The struggle of life as a precarious balance of burdens, responsibilities and achievement. The strength of his sculptures illustrate the physicality and power of bronze as a material, but they also metaphorically depict ideas that have fascinated Edwards – entropy, the descent of a system into chaos, a human relationship to the earth. Using organic materials that leave imperfections in the malleable surface and become intimately connected to the process of casting, Edwards creates a language in bronze that talks to the balance between man and nature.