Installation Artist Altered Book Artist Paper Sculptor Book maker Printmaker
I usually work with paper, constructing sculptural pieces from it, printing on it or make books from it. Books and magazines feature heavily in my work but I also recycle other discarded materials to form installations, bringing a new life and meaning to them.
My artwork is based on repetition and is inspired by pattern and shape found in nature. I feel compelled to work in multiples, which I use to mimic life, growth and regeneration. The processes involved in making my work are as important if not more important sometimes than the finished product.
I focus a lot of my attention on environmental issues and use my art practice as a platform to reflect my concerns of our consumption and environmental responsibility. I often recycle discarded materials to produce a response.
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I graduated from Wirral Metropolitan College with a first class BA honours degree in fine art in 2009 and I continued to develop my practice at the same institute on the fellowship program for a further year.
Since then I've been working independently between my little studio at home and my space at Alternator studios in The Old Bakery, Birkenhead.
I exhibit regionally, nationally and internationally. Within my art practice I work on community based projects & run workshops.
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May 4th is Heritage Day at Trencherfield Mill.
Come and join me in making commemorative dove pins in connection with a new developing installation I will be showing.
I am creating a commemorative sculpture featuring 8,000 handmade Doves of Peace, representing the number of soldiers from Wigan and Leigh who lost their lives in World War 1. Over the next four years people will be able to see the sculpture develop, leading up to 2018 which marks the centenary of the end of the conflict.
The birds will be made by me and the community through workshops. So keep popping back and see where the workshops are being held if you want to get involved.
Update May 2015
Thank you to all my little helpers on Heritage Day. Lots of new birds were made for the installation.
I am travelling to please CODA this month to install my work in CODA Paper Art 2015 | 07.06 t/m 25.10.2015
CODA Paper Art is an international exhibition at CODA Museum Apeldoorn, the Netherlands with art and jewelry created by visual artists and designers that focus on paper and cardboard in their work.