Using clay as my primary modelling medium, I explore my interest in both the human condition and our visceral connection to the landscape. My investigations focus on figurative sculpture, exploring our relationship with ourselves, others and the environment. Through my work I hope to explore fragmented memories of our passage through time and the landscape. I want to try to give substance to a moment or feeling that’s on the periphery of our consciousness, it’s there but elusive, we have trouble grasping it, holding on to it.
I’ve lived almost all my life in North Ayrshire and studied at GSA as a mature student.
16 years after leaving art school I found my mentor, Andy Sinclair. He revitalised my compulsion to make and so I began to return to my first love, sculpture.
Currently I mould and cast my clay sculptures myself. My casts are made from resin with mainly metal powders or pigments added. I’m becoming increasingly fascinated by the effects I can achieve from the various metal powders.
Following the Stars (Limited Edition of 3)
Following the Stars hints at the journeys we make through life and the landscape, how places we have been stay with us, they become part of our psyche, informing who we are, the decisions we make. It refers to how we once mapped our journeys primarily through the position of the stars and how gazing at the skies reminds us of how insignificant we are as individuals, how our time here is short in comparison to the age of our universe yet we are connected to this we are part of something so much greater than ourselves, we are part of its story.
Originally modelled in clay; a mould was taken and 3 casts were made. Cast in resin with metal powders or pigments added, each cast was worked on after moulding so although they are from the same mould each is different.
Inspired by my walks along the North Shore. A place where some of my best thinking happens, where a sense of calm descends. My heart never fails to be lifted, my soul to be fed and feelings of awe stirred by the ever changing landscape.
Dimensions: (including base) 43 x 24 x25cm
Weight: approx 8kg
Stag (limited edition of 10 in a variety of resins)
Inspired by red deer, stags have always made me think of home.