interfering with mens suits

This series of work across sculpture , installation, video and performance, looks at gender issues, power , balance, through my interference with mens’ business suits. Cutting with a scalpel , fraying, pulling, picking, poking, filleting, applying mascara, eyeliner. Sanding, drilling. Spinning with a large drill. Sewing a clutch of wired, red ceramic fingerprints to the crotch of the suit trousers.… Read more »

mark, print, place

  This body of ceramic work looks at the mark we make, our print , more than just a trace, and our relationship to the natural world, our environmental and psychological impact, using the intimate to reflect a global perspective.   The red and black  ceramic “fingerprint” work involves thousands of pieces of squeezed clay,  each capturing a fingerprint, a 3D mark.  It has… Read more »

breathe, inflate, deflate

An ongoing series of work looking at breathing, exchange of gases, our relationship with trees, destruction of the rainforest. Materials : latex, stone, trees and branches as site and material.  Fossilised tree, created by the volume of material weighing down, creating stone through time.The delicacy and intimacy of latex, made in silky sheets, cut, stitched , stretched , like skin.  Body, tree,… Read more »

drawing with trees

this is current work, digital sketches.I have been working with this tree,with its huge bump- it seems both a benign pregnant- like bulge, and a more sinister, tumorous growth. Some of these ideas may become “real”, real painted and manipulated barbed wire swarming out of the belly button type hole in the bulge, real latex cast Nipple Flowers spilling out,… Read more »

Suspended and Stitched (Madonna and Child)

stone, latex, wire initially made for installation at Contemporary Sedimentary, my solo show at South Square Gallery, Thornton in 2014. Recently the piece has been part of the Seaswim , Head Above Water , an ACE touring exhibition at Peninsula Arts , Plymouth ; Strange Cargo , Folkestone and Crescent Art Gallery, Scarborough.