Bill Woodrow was born in Oxfordshire in 1948. He studied at St Martin’s College of Art from 1968-1971. His early sculptural works were constructed from disused objects, appearing as if they had been excavated and his more recent works include adaptations of domestic goods and appliances combined with more organic shapes and forms. His work is held in public collections at the Henry Moore Institute; Tate and the V&A. In 2002 he was elected a Royal Academician and now lives and works in London.