Artist Statment 

My research seeks to encourage us to look at the world around us anew, by recognising natural patterns and considering their function, their evolution, and their beauty.

 

I spend a lot of time contemplating naturally occurring geometric shapes; shapes found again and again in nature and frequently echoed in the man-made. This love of geometric form helps to stimulate and generate new ideas, both for finding hidden beauty and for creating something new and instinctively engaging. I believe my work to be a synthesis of art and science, drawing from each in a quest for beauty (in simple proportions and pattern) with the hope of creating something extraordinary.

From this conceptual foundation my work has explored further concerns. I have always used everyday, mass-produced, throwaway products as materials for the construction of my forms and the process of making is a vital part of my practice. Frequently the materials I use can direct and influence the end product and the work becomes enriched by unexpected discoveries.

I enjoy the fact that even though my inspiration is nature and the organic, the materials I use are man-made, industrial and mass-produced, a conscience effort on my part to celebrate the inventiveness of both man and nature.

 

Above all I want to create objects in their own right, independent forms that have a presence in the space they occupy, asking questions of the viewer, to encourage further investigation and to carry on with my search into understanding the world around us through my research into mathematics and patterns.

Exhibitions and Projects

  • Digital Butterfly, an exhibition of contemporary work exploring the relationship between ancient, indigenous and digital patterns. The Wilson, Cheltenham 2018

  • Expressions of Research Exhibition at The Edge, Bath University - 2017

  • Expressions of Research, a collaborative project with the Dept of Mathematical Innovation, University of Bath - 2016/17

  • LakeFest 2016  -  Art Director for LakeFest music festival - 2016

  • Patterns Found Exchange Unravel Exhibition, Fringe Arts Bath - 2016

  • Surface Exhibition Constantine Galley, AA2A Residency Teesside University April  - 2015

  • Bridges Organisation. Joint Mathematics and Art Exhibition held in San Antonio, Texas, USA  -  http://gallery.bridgesmathart.org/exhibitions/2015-joint-mathematics-meetings  2015

  • AA2A – Teeside University, Middlesborough 2014

  • Hetroglossia – MA Art and Science Show, Central St Martins 2014

  • InOrganic - Onca Gallery – Brighton 2014

  • In-Transit – Interim Show, MA Art & Science, Central St Martins – May 2013

  • Artist in Residence – National Pollen Centre, Worcester – Part of the 5x5x5 project. Dec 2011- July 2012

  • Ludlow Summer Exhibition 2011

  • Unification – An Exhibition of Contemporary Art Inspired by science – Part of the Cheltenham Science Festival June 2011

  • Science of Patterns # 2, Annex 21, Worcester. Solo exhibition October 2010

  • AA2A – University of Worcester 2010

  • The AA2A project provides placements for visual artists and designer-makers in Higher and Further Education institutions across England.

  • ReOpen, Poole, Dorset. Lighthouse Gallery and The Kube. October 2010 – January 2010.

  • This Up at The Brewery, Cheltenham – Sept 14th – Oct 16th 2009 Part of the Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum fringe events.

  • MECA – Malvern Exhibition of Contemporary of Art, July 2009   www.meca.w-ca.net

  • Ludlow Summer Exhibition, August 2008:

  • Selectors: Alan Grieve, Chairman of The Jerwood Foundation – Steve Cass, Head of Art, Ludlow College – Phil Harley, Director of Modern British Art, Christies – Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures The Royal Collection – David Roberts, Director of Alan Cristea Gallery

  • Science of Patterns, solo exhibition as part of Tewkesbury Spring Festival 2008

  • Pilgrim Project, Worcester City Art Gallery, City Wide Arts Festival 2007

  • Degree Show, University of Worcester June 2006

 

 

Education

  • MA Art & Science Central St Martin’s – 2014

  • BA (Hons) Art and Design University of Worcester 2006

  • Certificate in Delivering Learning, Gloscol 2007 City and Guilds

Work Experience

  • Arts Education Office, Nature in Art  2017

  • Art & Design Technician, Pimlico Academy, London 2015

  • Volunteer in art department at Islington Arts and Media School 2013 – 2014

  • Secured funding from Arts council England and organised an exhibition of contemporary art inspired by science as part of Cheltenham Science Festival. 2011

  •  Selected for the AA2A scheme at University of Worcester – 2010

  • Delivering workshops in abstract sculptural forms at Gloscol, Gloucester 2007 – 2010

  • Teaching Art and Design, from ages 11yrs to 16 yrs to GCSE level at Bishops College, Gloucester 2008