This site specific sculpture was created to mark the annual theme at Portsmouth Cathedral which this year was ‘Time’. It references the earliest timekeeping methods as well as megalithic formations built to mark lunar and solar movements. The sculpture was also mobile, so it could could be moved to significant areas throughout the year
Soundscape Fort Project
This Arts Council funded project was the culmination of a 4 week residency, working with composer Garath Balch. Working in a deconsecrated church, the project and final sculptural installation was the culmination of several years exploring abandoned buildings, piers and derelict ships. It marked an attempt to bring some of the emotions and excitement involved (in what can be a quite solitary experience) to an audience, allowing new narratives to emerge from the audience as well as an immersive audio visual experience.
These Gates were commissioned by Aspace, Southampton for the housing development Charlotte's wharf. I used pre-war maps to recreate the immediate surrounding area, much of which was destroyed during the Second World War. The concept was to connect the community of the post-war re-development geographically to the close knit community of pre-war Southampton.
Shopfront commission for The Jeffery West store in Piccadilly, London.
Monks Brook Gates
These gates were produced for a brand new development in Eastleigh. They represent maps of the same site over a 200 year period
Southampton sculpture trail
Commissioned for Southampton City Council by 'Groundwork Solent', this oak chainsaw sculpture trail stretches along the Shorburs trail, referencing local history in places, providing points of interest for users of the greenway. (2013)
The Chalk Talks
The Chalk Talks,
Chris Jenkins, Ian Whitmore installation, The Royal (2013).
This Arts Council funded exhibition was the culmination of a Four week collaborative residency with Chris Jenkins and Ian Whitmore. Exploring themes of narrative, history and loss. The artists worked together, co-created with students and curated an exhibition of several chosen contemporary artists from the Solent area. Unusual found objects were also exhibited alongside artworks, creating the feel of a museum, whilst the artists controlled the narrative and imagined new histories.
The Royal (2013) was a sculptural installation that dominated the exhibition. Wrecked timbers were host to hundreds of names and initials, echoing the nameless lost men, women and children that went down in the sinking of HMS The Royal George in 1782. The red LED screen scrolling the names gave the unknown lost an updated representation, bridging the gap that makes it easier to disconnect from the horrific reality of such events.
The Cardboard Castle is a collaborative, installation artwork I have been a partner on for the past 11 years. It has become a platform to facilitate societal creative expression by providing simple materials and a 3D cardboard canvas. It’s ephemeral nature has enabled us to recreate at several high profile festivals and art fairs, reaching thousands of participants.