Installations

As an artist interested in the fragility of our landscape I have, when  given the opportunity, created larger, more complex works which engage the observer more fully.  The first, and possibly the most daring to date, was based around the River Fal in Cornwall. If You Don’t Walk, My Art Does Not Exist (2011)

was based around the idea of people discovering fragile ceramic works as they explored the area on foot and responded to the work by adding comments or drawings to art books left beside each work.

Turnaware Oaks

Turnaware Oaks: an ethereal group of leaves set high up in a tree on the point from which US Army’s 29th Division, V Corps embarked for the D Day invasion of Normandy

Inspired by the work of Richard Long, who makes his art by walking, I wanted to encourage others out into the landscape to appreciate it for themselves.

The drawings that people left  are testament to the success of the project.

 

Seascape, (2015), Salisbury Open Ceramics Exhibition.

Seascape 2

A small section of Seascape

a series of small, very fragile,  ceramic boxes stretching 3m along the wall of the gallery. Joint Winner of the People’s Choice award.

Seahenge, (2018) Occupied the central space of a large gallery at Great Walsingham, Norfolk

Great Walsingham Gallery Low Res 15

Seahenge

River at Richmond, (2019) 36 cylinders containing mud from the River Thames under Richmond Bridge took centre stage in the upstairs gallery at One Paved Court

If you want to understand the thinking behind these works go to What Makes Me Tick? where you can read an essay which provides an insight into who I am and why I make what I do.  It dates from 2015 and was the final essay of my Diploma but everything in it still holds true today.

River at richmond low res

River at Richmond