Roots and Branches. Four Corners. Steel and Oak.
Handsworth Park Art Trail project.
Joint project with Tim Tolkien. Arts Council of England funded.
My work with schools is usually based around designing and making site specific sculpture with practical participation and design work with the children linking to various curriculum areas. Eg Art and Design, Science and Technology. I have worked with all age groups from early years to year 12.
My work with young people ( aged 16-19 ) has included mentoring and skills development as part of Arts Award Gold ( accreditation level 3)
Portraits & Faces
Here is a collection some of which are portraits, in other words they are made to look like someone particular.
Faces are not necessarily meant to look like anyone and may be just made up as a human head shape with features. Some of these are commissions and some my own
New Lodge Windsor
In 2009 I was commissioned to carve a huge oak that would have been part of the Royal Estate in centuries gone by.
The tree collapsed due to rot in one of the main branches and I was privileged to be able to convert the remains of it into a carved piece of work that was sensitive to the history of the tree and to it’s setting. Over a period of 6 months the 20 foot tall trunk was transformed using the stories and ideas from the estates history i.e. nymphs and animals living in the grounds.