John Nelson has been producing sculpture professionally since 2006, the year he won the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. John prefers to work with traditional materials i.e.; wood stone and bronze. He has been responsible for a number of public works in stone, located variously in the Adelaide Park Lands, Mt Gambier lakes and Crystal Lake Sculpture Park at Macclesfield.
Most of John’s sculpture focusses on the beauty, strangeness and danger of the natural world, which continues to inspire him with the “endless forms most beautiful” noted by Charles Darwin.