Richard Aitken’s sculptural practice is inspired by uncovering unusual ways to recycle discarded objects. He has a unique visual ability to see artistic opportunities from unwanted materials and then fashion them into distinct, creative pieces.
Since 2013, Richard has been commissioned for several artworks and won seven varied awards using a diverse range of materials and techniques.
At Castaways Rockingham 2020, his piece won the “People’s Choice Award”. This work resonated with the general public, illustrating that there is always a way to beautify a seemingly unattractive waste product.
Richard has endeavoured to follow his organic sense with strong connections to the earth, nature, the country and repurposing.