Marc Bodie was born in Newport, South Wales in 1966 and currently lives and works in Wiltshire, UK. Bodie's sculptures possess an emotional intensity, drawing narratives from poetry, social and political concerns and a close study of the Old Masters. The apparent physical strength of his masculine figures belie the fragility and vulnerability of his subjects, giving a contrast of darkness and light; and of suffering and hopefulness. The works are carved from stone or modelled using clay, then realised in bronze, bronze resin, reinforced concrete, concrete resin and, at times, incorporating rusted metal rods. Suggesting processes associated with natural growth and change, Bodie’s figures appear as if shaped by natural forces: bent by howling winds, carved by waves or twisted by geological movements. At other times the crouching, huddled forms suggest rocks, clouds and plants.