A Celebration of Heart and Mind
My current practice consists of small, medium and large sized indoor and outdoor works made in steel.
My Sculptures are constructed from parts plasma cut and formed from sheet steel and profiles, rather than working in the 'full round' - I call this style '2 1/2D'. This enables me to utilise scrap sheet metal and other discarded materials. I believe in making my work accessible and so most of my pieces are unlimited editions.
I exhibit at Galleries and major Sculpture events throughout New Zealand and undertake site and client specific Sculpture Commissions as well as selling my smaller works online.
I am interested in feelings evoked by shape, form and pattern, how we react to scale and light and the influence this has on Art, Architecture and Design.
I use forms in my work that resonate with me, both natural and manmade. Often common or from childhood, sometimes delicate and fleeting objects from nature, sometimes robust geometric forms from popular culture and industry.
Specific themes in my work include colonisation, security and shelter along with more abstract themes commenting on the human condition, challenging preconceptions of purpose and beauty, valuable and lowly, masculine and feminine, permanence and the ephemeral. These dichotomies are also reflected in my use of recycled, found and industrial materials.