Peter Nava’s work includes both stylised figurative and abstract stone sculptures. He generally ignores his medical knowledge of the human form. His preference is carving English and French limestones and alabaster. He practises direct carving by hand, choosing not to use maquettes or drawings and sculpting freely in a process of discovery.
Peter especially enjoys working with stone surplus to restoration projects or reclaimed stone from ancient, historical buildings once worked before by an unknown stone-mason and probably with the same simple tools. He uses power tools infrequently.
He is most inspired by sculpture from early civilisations and mediaeval church carvings because of the apparent but illusory simplicity and often serenity.
He has exhibited sculptures in the UK in competitive open exhibitions and also with the Oxford Sculptors Group and the Cotswold Sculptors Association.