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 Machines”

 

The Chaos Machines 1 triptych ink on paper 78" h x 168" w

The Chaos Machines 1 (middle piece) ink on paper 78"h x 56"w

The Chaos Machine 2 ink on paper 78"h x 56"w

The Chaos Machine 1 work detail

The Chaos Machine 2 ink on paper 78"h x 168"w

The Chaos Machine 2 middle panel 78" x 56"w

Chaos Machine model ink on paper/wood 38"h x 58"w

Chaos ziggurats in progress

The Chaos Ziggurats 1 ink on wood 90"h x 100" wide

Chaos Ziggurat 1 detail

The Chaos Ziggurat 2 ink on wood 90"h x100"w

Chaos Ziggurat 2 detail (with hidden river)

Rising from the dark river ink on paper 70"h x 112"w

Rising from the dark river (detail) ink on paper 70"h x 56"w

Village under the lake ink on wood 53"h x 84 w
(working shot)

Village under the lake (finished)

Village under the lake (detail)

Cries and whispers ink on paper 80"h x 120"w