Visual Art

I create sculptures and installations which encourage people to think and act upon social or environmental issues.

Project Pig is an art installation about intensive factory pig farming.

It is a 2.5m X 2.5m installation made up of 1023 small plaster of paris pig sculptures.
The pig sculptures in the installation are all uniquely deformed so that they all fit together, like they have all been crammed into a small space.
This piece asks, what happens to a real pig’s life, its pork and our world when real life pigs are crammed together?

It was exhibited in The Rheged Centre for two months in 2016.
Each pig was on sale to raise money for the charity Farms Not Factories.
It raised over £1000 for Farms Not Factories.

This piece is looking for its next home, if you would like to display this piece, please get in touch.

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.

Mayflies are flying insects famed for their short adult life which in some species can be as short as a day, an hour or even a few minutes. Mayflies is exhibited in places that are often overlooked in an effort to encourage people to take time to experience a space that they may have ordinarily passed by without a thought.

All the venues I have exhibited Mayflies in have had their own unique aspects and feel to them. The exhibition at Rheged is the most ambitious so far, it contained over 5,000 Mayflies which is double the size of any of the others.

I first started creating paper Mayfly installations in 2010 have since exhibited them in 8 places, each with hundreds or thousands of Mayflies made specifically for the venue.

Exhibitions were at; The Village Institute, Long Marton. St Andrews Church Penrith. The Rheged Centre. Penrith and Eden Museum. Penrith Library. Penrith Tourist Information Centre. Central Saint Martins Degree Show. London. Lorry Yard, Penrith.

I was commissioned to help decorate a Santa’s Grotto at The Rheged Centre. I created mayflies out of plastic which captures the light in a beautiful way.