Jo Sweeting’s work is based on the concept of ‘Shul’, a marking which remains after the thingthat made it has passed. A dry riverbed or hollow an animal made in the grass are ‘shul’. Her interest is in traces left on our bodies and memories. She uses words, a figure or plant as a starting point and focuses on growth and change. She celebrates a moment in time. Starting points can be poetry, an overheard conversation or the landscape. Jo enjoys working to commission and most of her work is for private clients whom allow her to realise ideas whilst making the scale suitable to their environments. Stone is her preferred medium, because unlike many other materials,its beginning and end state remains constant. She likes to keep the original block form within the sculpture as this keeps its history present.