Peter Eugene Ball’s sculpture echoes the consciousness of past ages set in the context of the present day. His works assume a timeless quality and the statements he makes often have an historical, mythological or literary origin and reflect his gentle wit and criticism of the human condition. He works with found objects, predominantly wood, often embellished with beaten metals such as copper, pewter or gold leaf, and his sculpture is mainly figurative. It has a crudity and simplicity which allow him to clearly express himself, with no self – conscious element and no concession to fashion or superficial values. The majority of his work is idiosyncratic and uncompromising. It possesses a unique quality, defined in the expressive faces and slender, elongated figures which emerge from the found objects which are his inspiration.