A variety of work focussing on objects found around Chichester Harbour forming assemblage, sculpture and jewellery.
My work is inspired by and comes from the beaches around Chichester Harbour, where I pick litter and collect treasure. I take a camera to record my finds, finding absorption in the hunt. But this is just the start - I then produce pieces in response to the items that I find on my walks around the shore. I am drawn to the texture, marks, colour and form of the junked and the jettisoned. A long lost spoon, 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. I like to work with a variety of media, in 2D and 3D, utilising found wood, metal, rubber, cloth, plastic or anything else that appeals. 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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