Cumming is fascinated by the inherent sculptural qualities of a material, and his work has explored, at various times, sandstone, alabaster, limestone, bronze, oak, ceramics, canvas, rope, glass, turf, moss and owl pellets.

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drawingDrawing / Prints

Cumming’s sculptures are often exhibited – his drawings less so. This page shows work from his sketch books, as well as finished drawings and prints.

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Over the years John Cumming’s work has featured in many publications. Through Hansel Cooperative Press, he has promoted the literature and visual arts of Shetland and Orkney.

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John Cumming has collaborated with artists, film-makers, writers, poets, musicians and marine scientists in a series of projects.

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