Monday 25 November 2013

Pixelated face glasses

Trying to think about the ways that we view ourselves. The pieces stuck on the glasses are made up from a picture of David Beckham's butt.

Thursday 24 October 2013

Dorset Tornado

Something about the breaking sound that seems to say stick me back together. It doesn't really say how though. Smashing really, or maybe smashing reality.

Monday 30 September 2013

Tornado Balls

The images are from newspaper cuttings of the Ohio Tornado. They are contained in a tea box that has been quartered. 

Monday 19 August 2013

Caroline's Marble Goddess

I was asked what I wanted for my birthday and said  that I would like an ornament from a charity shop that cost less than £5. This is the one that Caroline bought which made a start for a new sculpture. The picture surfaces are made up of photocopies of the marble sculpture that have been chopped up and reassembled.

Sunday 4 August 2013

Football Riot.

More scenes from the London Riots. No real connection with football although when I was kid that's where most of the riots started. Like with the coconuts piece I really just wanted a fairly innocent enclosure for a more dramatic spurt of energy. Kind of cracking the atom.

Sunday 7 July 2013

Riot glasses

Updated version of Riot Glasses 1 at top and also 2 others from the series clockwise Riot Glasses 2 and Ohio Tornado Glasses. Each one of the series uses photographs from epic news stories which are then recomposed by collaging them onto objects and reforming them.

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Our Cosmic Burden

Photos: Matt Page

These are all the sculptures together. They can be arranged in a grid or randomly and can be spaced any distance apart or in any combination or pairing. They could be seen on plinths or at floor level. It would be great to see them in a variety of spaces. Each one carries a small globe or world so that when people walk between them they appear to be orbiting or moving in unison.

Friday 17 May 2013

Our Cosmic Burden - Plinth pair

Photo: Matt Page.

Some parts of Our Cosmic Burden have been made with pairs in mind. Its just the way that things work out sometimes with ideas. It seems easier to work on more than one piece at a time and for some reason one starts influencing the other so you find yourself trying to balance them out. A sort of conceptual interdependancy. Its not like they cant ever be seperated though. They are like the other figures in the piece. They could be viewed together or seperately. Its kind of nice to think of sculptural pieces being independant and having a character of their own. Their relationship to other pieces then becomes a developing thing within itself.

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Our Cosmic Burden

This is possibly the first photo that I have of them all together. There are 16 of them and they can be exhibited in any format really but normally I didn't envisage them so crowded together. Pushing them together though makes it look like a protest meeting which is rather nice.

Had a photo session a couple of weeks ago with Matt Page taking the photos in a studio session so will be posting a variety of them over the next few weeks.

Friday 5 April 2013

Ninga discovers cats creep

 At first the turtle seemed to be able to cope with the idea of height but then his brains got the better of him and like the rest of us he started seeking structure and security.
 The turtle was a present from matt Page who just snuck it out of his pockets and self conciously said something like"I've got you a present. Is this any good for you". I really like the idea of presents. Sometimes it would be nice to arrive at the studio and find a little pile of presents left at the door as if somebody else was taking control of the creative process.
Many years ago whilst I was a Foundation student I created a sculpture that was some stairs that started in a pit and then ended in mid air. In some ways I saw it as a fold away sculpture in that if you folded the top half away it would snuggly fo back into the ground. Maybe it came from being a boy scout and when you dug a fire pit you always hung onto the turf to replant over the patch where the fire had been when you had finished with it.

Monday 25 March 2013

solar couple

The start of something that could be quite big. The indications are that the one thing is pointing to another. Kind feels like it could be pointing towards a window.

Monday 18 March 2013

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Hungarian lady

Rather like someone arriving with a whole load of presents. Maybe just a way of exploring the way that we move through space.