|I have been working on a series of standing figurative
sculptures that originated in an attempt to represent the line
quality of the sketches in my notebooks.
Weaving these together from lightly hammered copper pipe and
tubing, I have looked to forms in nature; the structure of
branches, the weaving of nests or the layering of sedimentary
rock, for inspiration in the forming of the figures.
The works on paper reflect my ongoing interest in old manuscripts,
indecipherable texts, scrolls, books, mythologies, religious
imagery and worn, salvaged materials.
These are usually based on a figurative image or images presented
in either an iconic format or within a suggested narrative,
each intending to suggest contained meaning.
Many have an invented language to hint at the possibility of
deciphering the meaning within, which ultimately remains hidden,
leaving the works to function as objects of contemplation.