Den

Den

“A narrow, cupboard-like room has been entirely filled out with blankets, pillows and sheets. The light and colours invite the viewer to crawl into it. It is comfortable in there. I want to lie down and stay there. I feel safe. A colouring-in book and coloured pencils as well as sweets welcome me. I start eating the sweets and drawing in the book. Straight away I feel the content of a child who has just…

23 Enigma

23 Enigma

This installation is inspired by the The Number 23 Enigma. The Number 23 Enigma refers to the belief that all events are in some way connected to the number 23. Some people believe that the number has, and will influence key events. The theory’s creation lies in peoples need to find order and rationality in everything. Through selection bias and conformation bias it has become a fixation and a source of paranoia for some people….…

Project Pig

Project Pig

Project Pig is an art installation about intensive factory pig farming. It was last exhibited in The Rheged Centre from the 10th Sept until the 14th Nov 2016 and was a 2.5m X 2.5m installation made up of 1023 small plaster of paris pig sculptures. It will next be displayed as part of a pop-up gallery at Dalemain Historic House and Gardens from the 9th – 17th September 2017. The pig sculptures in the installation are…

Project Mayfly

Project Mayfly

Visit full website – www.ProjectMayfly.uk Project Mayfly is a public art project I created. The project is inviting people to contribute to a large art installation by creating their own mayfly. The installation was housed at The Rheged Centre in Penrith for over 18 month in which time over 2000 mayflies were made. The installation came down on the 9th January 2016. The project encouraged people from all over to take a moment to decorate…

Mayflies

Mayflies

Mayflies is an art installation which consists of a swarm of thousands of Mayflies cut out of white paper, each around 13 centimetres long from head to tail. They are individually attached directly to the walls of the space in a swarm-like formation. All the Mayflies were hand-cut by myself, meaning that each pair of Mayflies is unique. All the venues I have exhibited Mayflies in have had their own unique aspects and feel to…

Rheged Centre’s Winter Wonderland

Rheged Centre’s Winter Wonderland

I was commissioned by The Rheged Centre, Cumbria to create mayflies to use in their Winter Wonderland. The theme was enchanted forest and they had created a forest from Christmas trees with a little hut for Santa. I created one hundred semi-opaque white mayflies which where suspended from the ceiling. News & Star article –Cumbrian Artists Create Rheged Winter Wonderland

Penrith Library’s Creepy House

Penrith Library’s Creepy House

This was a commission from Penrith Library (Cumbria) to promote the Summer Reading Challenge in 2013. The theme for 2013 was “Creepy House”. My brief was to create a large 3D creepy house based upon the illustrations created for the theme by Chris Riddell. Every year, thousands of families all over the country take part in the UK’s biggest reading event for children in libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge, run by the charity The Reading…