Sculpture

Daedalus, 2016. bronze medal, 10cm diameter, commissioned by The British Art Medals Society (BAMS). More information about the ideas behind the design of the medal can be found here, 


The medal is exclusively available through BAMS, and more information can be found through the link above if you would like to buy a medal. 
Photography by Stephen Dodd. 

Ophelia, 2016. Coloured plaster, limited edition of 25. 91 cm x 31 cm x 6 cm.

A local gallery invited a group of artists to produce a piece of work inspired by Millais’ Ophelia, for an exhibition to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. As with Millais, I have depicted Ophelia chanting “snatches of old lauds, As one incapable of her own distress” before being dragged under water by the weight of her drenched clothes. It is a highly affecting moment of tension and beauty as she sings, surrounded by flowers, just before her untimely tragic death.

Helios, 2014, limited edition of 6
Framed and coloured earthenware.
111cm x 67cm

Artemis, 2013, bronze, limited edition of twelve, height 45cm (including base).

This work began as a commission. I worked closely with the clients from preliminary sketches to finished drawings and then at different stages of the modelling in clay. My aim was to incorporate their specific requests into my own vision and design for the sculpture. Pleased with the results I have decided to reproduce the work in a limited edition of twelve bronze statuettes.

Artemis was daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister of Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls. As the twin of Apollo she was also a divinity of the light, though of the moon’s light.

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Selene and Endymion, 2013, earthenware, limited edition of twelve, 55cmx55cm

The initial inspiration for this relief came from G.F.Watts's two paintings both titled Endymion from 1872 and 1903, as well as the bas-relief work of Gilbert Bayes

 
Throughout greek mythlogy there are various accounts of the love between Selene, the Titan Moon goddess, and the mortal Endymion, a young shepherd prince. According to Apollonius of Rhodes, Selene loved Endymion with such intensity that she asked his father, Zeus, to grant him immortatlity and eternal youth; Zeus consented on condition that he remained eternally asleep. He was lain in a cave on Mount Latmos (The Mount of Oblivion) where his lover the Moon, driven by the strength of their bond, would visit him each night and appear in his dreams. Thus the rays of the amorous moon come to caress the sleep of mortals. I found the story of these lovers along with the mysterious attraction of moonlight deeply appealing. The efforts and sacrifices lovers make to remain together are a common human experience and a theme prevalent in the art of cultures across the world

John Keats elaborated on the Greek myth in his poem Endymion beginning with the well known line “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever”.

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Icarus, 2013, Earthenware, limited edition of twelve, 101cmx38cm

The story of Icarus is well known, he is the boy who flew so high he was touched by the sun’s rays. Here he is shown as he soars close to the sun in those thrilling moments before his inexorable plunge into the sea.
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