#porifera and the fundamental interconnectedness of all things
I am a believer in the “the fundamental interconnectedness of all things” as coined by Douglas Adams. It’s a humorous truth and in a world where global urbanisation has moved many of us away from our deep connections with nature, it’s something that is good to remember.
We all have our own idea of places we feel happy and connected. For me, it’s the sea – an extraordinary otherworld. Porifera are weirdly beautiful animals that are found from the shallows to the abyss, gracing us with their beautiful forms and colours while playing a vital role in sustaining ocean ecosystems. This work is a celebration of them.
I aim to share my ideas/work, with a sense of fun, that I hope will spark something; curiosity, wonder, engagement, maybe even awareness in the viewer, a notion, that we are not separate from nature but an integral part of it and that our actions have an impact.
It’s all about the sea.
My work is inspired by the formation of waves, the language of bubbles and the amazing world of strange and wonderful marine creatures. I want to share this passion through my work and hope that, in the words of Rachel Carson, “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”
The creation of my work involves using traditional glass techniques, in non-traditional ways, to make unique, sculptural work and installations. The transparency and movement of hot glass captures a snapshot of life in a way few materials can.
My journey into art has come via science and technology and I have recently graduated with an MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art in London.
I have work in private collections in the US, UK, Europe and Australia and have exhibited my work internationally.
A new perspective.
These works were inspired by watching waves break from below the surface. Tubes of bubbles making a frame for the wave. A world of its own.
THE MOST CHARMING CREATURES
Seeing the unseen.
Inspired by the beautiful forms and significance of marine phytoplankton.
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place."
Eddies, whirlpools, maelstroms...this work is inspired by the mesmorising movement of water and light.
What's going on and where to find my work.
Artist Support Pledge
So many businesses are struggling in these difficult and uncertain times and its no different for artists. Most of the exhibitions have been cancelled or postponed. The remarkable @matthewburrows has set up the #artistsupportpledge on Instagram and I am pleased to say I regualrly post items for sale, all £200 or less plus postage. Artists from all over the world are participating so check out and follow the #artistsupportpledge page on Instagram. Please. Let's live generously.
Work available on Artfinder
With the move to more online sales, I am pleased report that a selection of my work is available to purchase on Artfinder. They provide free shipping and interest free payments (terms apply).
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Aylesford United Kingdom ME20
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Shared musings on the inspiration, research and processes used in my work.