A variety of mixed media framed and sculptural pieces combining found, recycled and handmade objects.
Most days I walk along one of the beaches around Chichester Harbour, picking litter and collecting “treasure”. I always take a camera to record my finds, finding absorption in the hunt.
My work is produced in response to the items that I find on my walks around the shore. I do not collect pretty driftwood or beautiful stones but rather the dirty, the rough, the junked and the jettisoned. A cuff from an old anorak, a boat engine fuel filter, a lobster pot spacer - these are my pieces of treasure. I spend many hours scouring beaches and harbours and have developed an eye for spotting things that don’t belong. My work is all about
texture, form and marks. I like to work with a variety of media, in 2D and 3D, using materials that I find: either directly or as inspiration.
I am fascinated with the process by which a pristine, utilitarian, commonplace man made item enters the sea and is returned to the land at some point, brought by tide and wind. On its return it has become unique - altered, distressed, made more beautiful and rendered useless! What happens in between is guess work!!
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