Often people ask me how I get ideas for my work. It's difficult to describe but I think there are loads of ideas in my head but they can be quite nebulous. More of a feeling and then something...a kind of trigger ..moves it out of me and into the workshop.
This piece is a peferct case in point...the first image is a drawing I made one evening in a hotel room while I was attending a course. I'd been watching a programme about boats and made me think about how the sea has provided for and supported mankind since the beginning of time. It's called 'the arms of the sea'
Once I had the drawing, I replicated it in teracotta wax and made a kind of relief carving of it and let it develop organically. As the idea developed, I got the idea to create the sculpture in the shape of a sail, made the mould and cast the glass...
.. but it all started with the sentiment and drawing.
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