The determination of nature and humankind to overcome adversity is central to my work. Alchemy, transformation and survival inspire my highly process-led approach to making, which incorporates personal narratives and world issues. The resulting artworks are woven into installations to encourage an intimate dialogue with the viewer.
Lizard Beacons, Mayes Creative Residency:
Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, Cornwall, 5-26 Oct, 2019
Lumen Gallery, The Crypt, St John on Bethnal Green Church, London E2 9PA, 7-10 Nov, 2019
Father, Son & Sea
An installation providing a brief and touching look into the lives of the Hill family, known as the Fishermen from Polpeor. Captured in a day using whatever equipment at hand this voyeuristic piece provides an insight into the enduring connection of father and son with the sea.
…the wrong course
These works have been inspired by the shipwreck of the SS. Mohegan, 1898, and a photograph of the perished bodies held in the archive of the Museum of Cornish Life, Helston. I was struck by the speed of the events which lead to so many deaths and the subsequent emotional impact on a small Cornish village. Today the flattened remains of the Steamer have been reclaimed by the sea as a host to marine life. By coincidence the wreck’s anniversary is on the 14th October.
Kind thanks to the Hills, The Fishermen from Polpeor.
Residency support for my work from Mayes Creative’s Lizard Beacons project, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Feast.