Peter Kirkiles creates large-scale sculpture of everyday things, reminding us of an earlier time, and demonstrating the value of his labor as a craftsman.
BY DAPHNE ANDERSON DEEDS
Peter Kirkiles routinely navigates two worlds. As co-owner of Twenty-One Bridge Design in West Cornwall, he is an expert fabricator of highly crafted metal structures. As an artist, he works in his studio in South Kent, creating sculpture and prints. His dual occupations enhance each other, lending artful expression to commissioned utilitarian projects, and technical solutions to aesthetic challenges.