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Syzygy

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Syzygy is the momentary alignment of celestial bodies and my studio work is often about aligning and ordering different source material to create more complex narratives around contemporary themes. Chance alignments sometimes create new lines of inquiry. These paintings are the result of a dynamic process. Surfaces are made by constantly layering new strata then […]

Public Art

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Producing commissioned work that relates to the purpose or geography of site and place, whilst maintaining strong links with the body of my studio work, is a challenge I particularly enjoy. Here are two examples of public art, made for very different reasons. Billboard Pullimudu Junction, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The site-specificity of the design came from […]

Laguna

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‘Laguna’ is a series of process paintings built around horizontal lines; simultaneously based on the landscape of the Venice Lagoon, where flat banks of earth intersect with dazzling, broken reflections of colored houses, and signals from badly tuned analogue television. They are a metaphor for the emotional state of indecision, a lacuna between river and sea, neither salt nor sweet. They […]

A Light Touch

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The two light installations featured here are part of a series commissioned for contemporary theatre productions by Teatrocontinuo, based in Padova. Fra Terra e Acqua (2005) A production in which the journey (between historical sites in the lagoon of Venice) was as important theatrically as the set pieces at destinations, not unlike Peter Brook’s Mahabharata […]

A Sense of Place

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Working for extended periods in places with a strong local identity has been central to the development of my work as an artist. In addition to lengthy stays in Wales, Dorset and Venice, I have also worked formally as Artist-in-Residence in Italy (Tuscany), Egypt (Cairo), India (Rajasthan and Kerala), Spain (Andalucia), USA (Nebraska), and Holland […]

Watermark

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2012 & 2013 ‘Watermark’ is a series of photographs taken a short distance from open water, particularly around the coast in Weymouth & Portland and the lagoon of Venice. Most images document the effects of saline, maritime environments on the surfaces of man-made objects. Colour and composition are carefully considered. The images are charged with decadence, oxidization and rot. These are details of places where mankind attempts to […]