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…

Bronze

Bronze Casting in Wales

For my continuous professional development at University of Chichester, I had the opportunity to go on a weekend course in bronze casting at New British Art in Wales. That was lucky! I learned a tremendous amount in a very short space of time and was then equipped well enough to Read more…

Clay

Innocent X

Clay sculpture that originated from a mould where the clay was able to harden just enough to be strong enough to hold up but not too hard so as not to be malleable any more. From this start I keep changing the pose, shape and detail until i reach an Read more…

Clay

Bearded Man – fired clay

This is a reworked, revisited rebuilt piece using recycled, reclaimed and reconstituted brick clay. Lots of ‘re – somethings’ in this case, but the effect is quite impressive. The process is to use an existing rubber mould to build the clay piece, let it dry for a week, take it Read more…