Gallery of Some Earlier Work
My concern in making these sculptures is to emphasise the interaction
between the inner and the outer.
I try to suggest the presence of purposeful forms beneath the outer shell of the object.
Sometimes the shell is punctured to emphasise this.
The work often develops from a “vessel “, reflecting the human body, which in itself
is an outer form defined by its contents.
Although I enjoy drawing I rarely use it as a starting point, preferring instead
to start with the raw materials, open to the sparks of insight and
tacit connections that often arise organically as the work progresses.
These pieces are fabricated from numerous components made in my workshop,
using various engineering techniques such as forging, turning, riveting, pressing and
welding with a bit of woodworking and sewing thrown in. There are no found objects here.