artist | sculptor
Work In Progress & Process
Drawing & 2D
'torso #1' - 2020
A quasi-realisism piece in ceramic. Here I explored ideas around realism used as a lense through which to view to obsurd nature of impossible depictions of women's bodies, alluding to corsettry or the prospect of an aging, overweight Barbie.
'solid' - 2020-2021
In this peice I began to look at the detail of the folds and muscles which might transform the neoclassical to the grotesque, and with the almost mirror finish from the glaze, the iron-like overall aesthetic suggests something rather heavy, adding a rather stubborn atmosphere to the posture.
'papercuts' - 2021
Gauges and folds characterise the surface of this piece - a new departure for how is render the form, drawing the attention to the spinal column and the variety of lines of sight across the work.
'papercuts' in progress
'contrapposto' - 2020
This piece is where I began to deep-dive into the story telling possibilities of the musculature. The surface is rendered to suggest a stone-line carved quality and to invite closer inspection.
'expectations #1' - 2019
One of my earlier works in this style - simple and focussed on the blend of rounded female bottom with a classical Grecco-Roman urn form. Here I allowed the seaside postcard humour to flow, giving the piece a lightness on first inspection, setting the scene for a lingering suspicion that there is a woman here taking an unexpected form in order to exist in this tradition.
Modelling in small scale gives me the opportunity to 'loosen up' and abandon the structural concerns of the vessle.
A constant in my practice, life drawing is the discipline which keeps me 'honest' and grounded in the principles of anatomy and visual expression of volume.