Having lived on a working farm in the countryside for most of my life, I have been inspired by the flows and movements within science and nature. I am currently exploring the relationship of geometry, form and balance and how they interact in their natural environment by working on kinetic sculptures. This complex synergy with the wind creates intriguing flows of energy through each system; creating patterns through both order and disorder, which varies depending on conditions. I endeavour to create artwork which makes people take notice and inspires them to explore the hidden interactions of our world.
I find ‘play’ a very important part of developing ideas; using many small wind sculptures and models, microscope exploration, as well as computer modelling. My passions include paragliding, climbing and farming, which complement my interest in the natural world. These all help give me a strong understanding of fluid dynamics, wind and turbulence, larger scale weather patterns, as well as observing the micro-world and interactions within natural systems.
Using steel and stainless steel I am able to create intricate, large scale pieces of art for public spaces, private gardens as well as sculpture exhibitions. I have created sculptures for universities, schools and had various commissions from as far afield as America and Australia.
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – London
Fresh Air Sculpture – Quenington, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
Delamore Arts Exhibition – Delamore Estate, Devon
Beaulieu Motorsports Museum – Hampshire
Burghley House – Sculpture Exhibition; Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Borde Hill – Sculpture Exhibition; Sussex
Montcrieff Bray Gallery– Sussex
Canwood Gallery – Checkley, Herefordshire
Art in the Marches – Kington, Herefordshire
Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester – Barley Ears
Eardisley School, Herefordshire – Autumn Archway
Manilla Flight Park, Australia – Wedge-tailed Eagle
Sacred Kingdom, Texas – Geodesic Crystal Energy Forms
Fordhill Community Farm, Shropshire – Beetle Sculpture
Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin – Encompassed