My recent work draws on a variety of formative interests – biology, art history, literature and philosophy – and is often uncanny and fantastic.
In the series ‘Unnatural Selections’ I have been creating taxidermy hybrids- seamlessly blending different animals into surreal chimera. Unusual juxtapositions – herbivore and carnivore, mammal and bird, amphibian and insect – give rise to creatures both playful and horrific, wondrous and terrifying.
Some of the sculptures can be read as pure fantasy, mythological beings from other dimensions, and others as scientific possibilities, creatures from a dystopian future in which inter-species manipulation has gone terribly wrong.
The animals I use are always ethically sourced – mostly roadkill or pets that have died of natural causes.
I graduated from Goldsmiths University with a first class honours degree in Fine Art in 2001.
I have recently been selected as one of the finalists for an exhibition called ‘Beyond the Binaries’ as part of Emerald Winter Pride Awards, which runs from the 26th Jan 2018 – until the 6th June at The House of St Barnabas, Soho, London, with a further touring exhibition from 9 June to 30 July at Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight.
My next group show will be at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, running from 2 November – 27 November 2018, at the Riverside Gallery.
My work was was recently featured in Manor Magazine.
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