Richard Sturgeon creates interpretive abstract and landscape sculpture, influenced by contrasts between natural and urban environments and a life shared between the dramatic landscapes of Northern Ontario and the developed regions of the province’s southwest. In it the artist examines the essence of our relationships; to one another, to one's own make up and to our surroundings.
His approach incorporates elements of suggested motion and spatial relation in miniature to large scale commissions. It can be found internationally in private and public collections and fine galleries.
“The essence of my work lies in breaking form into its most basic and necessary lines, revealing the purist of attitudes and emotions of the subject of a sculpture. I’m drawn to the methods of sculpting in metal where harsh industrial processes performed on a cold and rigid medium can yield an air of elegance, softness and beauty.”