Sculpture, experimental landscape casting & mould-making
I use experimental mould-making techniques to copy sections of the landscape in paper, metal, concrete and plant fibre.
I’m drawn to tide-pools, puddles, potholes and mounds. You’ll find an archive of these features gathering in my studio. Detached from the land they become melancholic or humorous, adopting anthropomorphic qualities. A collection of ‘Rock Bottoms’ sits next to a silver spoon, it’s bowl the shape of a rockpool. A number of puddles occupies a corner, their gathering habit defying the loneliness of being separated from the sea.
My creative process is rooted in the deep comfort of being outdoors, exploring. Humour and playfulness draw me in — a puddle for jumping in, lifting up stones or peering into rockpools to marvel at miniature worlds, weeds and grass rooted in unknowable worlds below. I’m lured in by its quiet magic, always making, adapting, moving. Puddles are fractures, quiet symbols of resilience, able to communicate a single drop in the ocean or the entirety of the sky.
To me mould-making is an exploratory process, an attempt to decipher the weirdness of bodies and our attachments to the land, our compulsions to preserve and claim it, to belong, consume, eat and personify the landscape, and to seek refuge within it.