My interest lies more in illusion than physicality that is why my large pieces are always presented, frameless
and without glass. I would like them to float like wafers on the wall - without weight they can push you back or pull you in.
I have been working on my present body of work for the past few years.
I spent most of my childhood less
than five miles away from a small hillside coal-mining village called Aberfan. In 1968 a coal slag tip above the village collapsed and crashed down onto the local school claiming the lives of 116 children and 28 adults. A generation was lost. For over 50 years
I have tried, through my work to interpret my feelings about this tragedy and failed miserably.
Now I think I have
a workable solution,
I am developing body of work made up, a series of large ink drawings on paper which complement
several wood Zzggurat forms each made up of 43 small colored ink pieces .
The umbrella title of this project changes constantly but now seems to be set in my mind as”The Chaos