I’m drawn to the immediacy of clay, its ability to be monumental and still capture the delicacy of a fingerprint. That statement alone exposes my fascination with juxtaposition; with the tension between the expected and the surprising; the first glance which turns into a doubletake.
Look again and look deeper, that’s what my work encourages you to do. It’s contemporary, yes, realistic, yes, but always more than it seems.
We are, I believe, storytellers. We tell each other stories to better understand ourselves and the world we live in. That’s why I find mythology to be the perfect lens through which to explore life and, in my case, the trials and tribulations of chronic illness.
Art has the ability to act as a bridge between issues and ideas, people and place. I am becoming more ambitious with every bridge I build. I’m also developing a growing passion for portraiture. Nothing is quite so satisfying as catching the glint in an eye, the knowing smile which hints at wry amusement…After all, every face tells a story.
Every sculpture is waiting to be read.