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Curtailed I, The Couple

Curtailed I, The Couple

unique bronze, 2019, 30 x 14 x 6cms

Curtailed III, Family Group

Curtailed III, Family Group

unique bronze, 2019, 30 x 14 x 5 cms

Curtailed II, Mother & Child

Curtailed II, Mother & Child

unique bronze, 2019, 27 x 8 x 5 cms

Bondsman I

Bondsman I

unique bronze on a steel base, 2017, 39 x 10 x 10 cms

Bondsman II

Bondsman II

unique bronze on steel base, 2019, 41 x 13 x 10cms

Bondsman III

Bondsman III

unique bronze on steel base, 2019, 34 x 11 x 10

Domestic Exterior I

Domestic Exterior I

Mild Steel, 2019, 43 x 23 x 8 cms

Domestic Exterior II

Domestic Exterior II

Mild steel, 2019, 39 x 14 x 10cms

Domestic Exterior III

Domestic Exterior III

Mild steel, 2019, 46 x 17 x 8cms

Conclave III

Conclave III

Kindred Dancing

Kindred Dancing

Kindred - Running

Kindred - Running

Fallen Child

Fallen Child

Displaced I (the Line)

Displaced I (the Line)

Displaced (Detention Centre)

Displaced (Detention Centre)

Detained

Detained

Conclave

Conclave

Conclave II (steel)

Conclave II (steel)

(B-VI) We Reclined

(B-VI) We Reclined

(B-V) Sentinels - revisited

(B-V) Sentinels - revisited

Lean on We

Lean on We

DISPLACED  I’m now working on a series of sculptures and works on paper loosely called ‘Displaced’ (working title). Although still at an early stage, I envisage the series to consist of approximately 20 sculptures, ranging in scale from 20 to 60 inches in size. They will be created in bronze, mild steel, and stainless steel (I’m currently experimenting with patinas on stainless and mild steel). The work explores a general socio-political theme of inequality imposed by circumstance. In more particular terms I’m attempting to convey an emotional response to varied humanitarian challenges of the twenty first century, albeit through a formalistic sculptural language that draws, unapologetically, on a twentieth century aesthetic and sculptural tradition.

Walking Children

Walking Children

unique bronze, 2018, 25 x 36 x 8cms

The Dance II

The Dance II

Bronze limited edition of 9, 2017, 34 x 25 x 9cms

Mother & Child III

Mother & Child III

Bronze limited edition of 9 , 2017, 36 x 19 x 10cms

Running Children II

Running Children II

Bronze limited edition of 9, 2017, 30 x 41 x 9 cms

Fallen

Fallen

Unique bronze, 2018, 16 x 25 x 11cms

Running Children - 2 fig composition

Running Children - 2 fig composition

Unique bronze, 2018, 30 x 24 x 9 cms

Restrained

Restrained

unique bronze, 2018, 33 x 22 x 10 cms

Dancing Children

Dancing Children

unique bronze, 2018, 25 x 27 x 8 cms

Reclined II

Reclined II

unique bronze, 2018, 13x31x12 cms

Detained with Child

Detained with Child

unique bronze, 2018, 30x21x6cms

REFUGEE (the bronzes)

This series of stainless steel and  bronze semi-abstract figures, collectively entitled 'Refugee' are part of an ongoing dialogue with the formal qualities of the materials and a development from previous works. Some are limited editions , others are unique pieces. The course handling of the form, the textural qualities of the metals and the patination are intended to suggest the harshness of the subject. The individual titles however, allow for an ambiguity of interpretation and are intended to create a dichotomous experience for the viewer . 

 

'REFUGEE' is a direct personal response to various conflicts and humanitarian crisis worldwide. It's a critique of governments and regimes complicit in the injustices, oppression and cruelty inflicted on the underprivileged and dispossessed. We experience these injustices through the media in ways that seem to negate the individual. This body of work focuses on individual relationships, families, children etc, in an attempt to humanise and depoliticise in favour of and emotional understanding.

Seeker 1

Seeker 1

2019, Mild Steel, 46x16x8cms

Seeker 2

Seeker 2

2019, Mild Steel, 47x16x8cms

Seeker 3

Seeker 3

2019, Mild Steel, 46x19x10cms

5. Detainee I

5. Detainee I

2019, Mild Steel, 57x16x14cms

6. Detainee II

6. Detainee II

2019, Mild Steel, 67x22x20cms

8. Detainee with Child

8. Detainee with Child

2019, Mild Steel, 71x26x22cms

7. Detainee III

7. Detainee III

2019, Mild Steel, 63x23x19cms

SEEKERS & DETAINEES This new series is a return to a more abstract representation of the figure with a clear acknowledgement of tradition of abstract steel sculpture of the modernist period. They are also closer in methodology to work I produced at the very start of my sculptural endeavours over thirty years ago. The work draws heavily on my early influences; the notion of ‘drawing in space’ and the work of Julio Gonzalez and Davis Smith.

Relief no 1 Running Children

Relief no 1 Running Children

Displaced-detention centre - relief

Displaced-detention centre - relief

Running Children - relief

Running Children - relief

Displaced - the line - relief

Displaced - the line - relief

Painting No 1 Running Children

Painting No 1 Running Children

RELIEFS A series of modelled and cast reliefs. Modelled in clay and cast in plaster. This work gives an opportunity to explore similar themes to that of the sculpture, but with a greater freedom of composition and with a slightly more covert narrative

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