Artist Statement

My working practice concentrates on sculpture, installation and public art. I work with many materials especially metals creating high quality sculpture for indoor and landscape settings.

I am interested in the human condition and explore the boundaries between science, religion, art and the natural world. I explore spirituality, inter-faith dialogue and pluralism. Analogies and metaphors from science, philosophy and theology are visible in many works. Patterns – patterns found in nature, journeys, symbolism, biology are often reworked.

My work encompasses abstract and contemporary figurative work with the overriding aesthetic being minimal, emphasising the form with strong lines. I create completive work, a moment to reflect in a busy world. Presence sometimes being represented by absence, memory by a trace, stillness by form. Light is an integral element in the manner with which it interacts with the works, reflecting and responding to the form.

My recent body of work examines traditional Islamic art, looking at the engravings, tiling and architecture of Mosques and re-interprets these in sculptural form. I am currently contributing design elements to a new Mosque in Bristol.

I exhibit regularly and have work in several collections here in the UK and overseas. I recently represented the UK at the prestigious Islamic Art Festival in the United Arab Emirates.

I have undertaken many public art commissions where I create site specific work. Public artworks have been produced for various locations including hospitals, health centres, libraries, schools, and cycle paths and these projects have often involved significant community participation and consultation.

Throughout my practice I have collaborated with a variety of professionals, form commissioners, architects, town planners to scientists, theologians and doctors and work closely with several engineers and fabricators

In addition I work in education specialising in encouraging creative and critical thinking in Early Years Education. I undertake artist residencies and workshops in schools including Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Further Education and also deliver teacher training.

I work with many schools to create permanent artwork for their school taking pupils through the design process.