Masters Degree Log

Repetition

This work is still investigative and looking into making series of heads/sculls and then finding out what arrangements will offer as a different reading and levels of interpretations. Before I write longer about the more intricate meanings behind the work here are some images to be getting along with.

Masculinity

Plume

This sculpture is following my usual method of having an overall idea about what I am doing and allowing myself and the sculpture to evolve during the process of making. Starting from the mold and building the head in plaster first, then de-molding the head from the rubber mold. The Read more…

Installation

Narrative

Narrative is all about information and leading you on in a story. Usually it is all about conversation to take a story forward and engage you to keep your interest. Mostly it is involving people and sometimes animals but it is always about the experience shared. In case of these Read more…

Masculinity

Fawn

This piece was an investigation into materiality, shape and figure, conjuring up images of ballet, sensuality, sexuality and virility as well as cowardice, labelling and stereotypes. It is made out of oil clay, a feather and wild clematis seeds. Working small scale makes it an investigative piece – researching materials Read more…

Masculinity

Cooking with Father

This sculpture is a transcription of a photograph from an article about masculinity and fatherhood  and is my take on the mode of manliness and virility through becoming a father. This is then further reinforced into a masculine role by adopting a role of being a ‘good father’. “He’s a Read more…

Masters Degree Log

Magician

This sculpture was a product of one day’s work so intensely that it left me feeling totally drained and exhausted. The idea started off by working with building site materials – continuing with the use of industrial, house building material to bring the world of manly occupation into art. I’m Read more…

Masculinity

Men

I started off this line of enquiry by looking into expressions on a man’s face while utilising the stereotypes of what a man should look like. The idea ‘man’s head’ can conjure plenty of images in my mind and I wanted to use these ideas to create an imaginary set Read more…