My work is predominantly inspired by the landscape; I am intrigued by the ways in which figurative elements emerge out of geological forms. These forms have evolved through the forces of nature over millions of years. This places the observer within the stream of time.
The latest pieces ‘Seeds with wings’ are informed by nature and have come about by a comprehensive study of sycamore seeds The unpolished surface of the winged part of the seed contrasts with the polished seed section, which reveals an inner seed.
Working with cast glass gives me the opportunity to explore the properties of glass, light and time using transparency, refraction and refection to create an inner world within the outer form. The differing intensity of light transmitted through the glass can change the piece quite dramatically. The process of making, from the concept to the realization, allows for the unexpected to take place. This can be exciting and often leads on to new discoveries that inform and ensure that the work is evolving.