My expressionist sculptures are a mixture of abstract painting and form. Created from selected pieces of wood in differing stages of decomposition that are reshaped and painted in sympathy with the piece, adorned with resin. They are works of many layers, combining solidity and fragility, gleaming pieces that take on different hues with different lights – natural, interior and black. The wood areas take on an appearance similar to ceramics.
They are initially inspired by ageing. The wood was decaying, as advancing years and disease does in the body, but were more interesting to her than younger wood – their years show in each piece. Now, the wood is no longer discarded, the decay arrested at a moment in time. The exterior appearance, as with people, is a mixture of natural form or colour, and enhancements of those features, through embellishment, additions and removals, similar to what people do when choosing their clothes, haircut, adding jewellery, makeup, tattoos, or using surgery both medical and cosmetic – the way people present themselves to the world. The openings in the sculptures allow windows to the interior, to see the inner light – and also the bugs eating away at us.
Each piece starts with a plan but I also allow each piece to develop its own personality, as a character does for a writer. Some take on an aspect of a treasure or a creature from the deep sea.
The glossy finish and inclusion of metallic paints, allow each piece to provide new interest with changing light, but they also can make it difficult to take definitive photos. Contact me if you would like more photos or details on any piece before buying. They benefit from being place in positions with good and changing light.
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2020 – My latest completed sculpture is a multi-layered tactile one, with a lot of resin work, in blues and golds. Size at longest points is 24cm long, 12cm high, 19cm width, and 160g. 490€ + p&p.
First – the first sculpture worked on. It is has blues, greens, purples and golds. Two insects inside – one a moth that glows and a boring insect. Splash-like flourishes on the side of transparent and coloured resin. 320€ + p&p
Tattoo: a tall piece with blues, greens, purples, golds, a glowing moth and boring insect inside with transparent frills around the stop and “tattoos” of sentiments ‘love’, ‘freedom’, and other classic tattoo designs of hearts, stars and flowers. 380€ + p&p
Worms: a small piece, accentuating the natural worm lines on one side, adding handmade worms, the other side has reds and golds on the bark area and carbon colours on the wood part, engraved with the words “The worms will always get you”. It is intended as a humorous reflection on the cycle of life. 230€ +p&p
Inside I’m Still 21: tall work with the self-explanatory “Inside I’m still 21, but I wear my age with pride,” engraved over different areas. It has deep blues, turquoises and silvers, with a butterfly and boring insect inside, and clear and gold among the upper spread out sections. 320€ + p&p Size at largest points: 53cm high x 15cm depth. Weight c. 3kg
Crustacean: a work that has taken on a form that resembles a crustacean. It has deep reds, golds and carbon colours, with a glowing moth. 260€ + p&p
Croco-insect: a long, low sculpture, that resembles a stick insect in parts and crocodile skin. It has mossy blues, golds, browns and olive hues on the outside and yellow, orange and phosphorescent blue on the inside. Each end has transparent and gold resin shapes to finish, and there are 2 predatory insects and one butterfly inside. 410€ + p&p