The “Morphogenesis” exhibition and story comes directly from my fascination with making things; in the materials and processes involved. In particular my experiments in lost wax Bronze casting.
The beginnings of the story came to me while looking at a simple wax shape, – a spiral cone that I thought looked like a fish. So I added fins and gave a name. Influenced by the many wildlife programs on the television in my childhood, and numerous visits to the Natural History Museum, this then became “The Bronze Auger-Tail Fish” complete with life story and glass cabinet.
So the began the Morphogenesis story.
As a somewhat obsessive ‘Maker’, I have found that the act of creating a piece, tends to generate ideas.
The many individual processes involved in casting bronze, and particularly the inevitable flaws and errors that I saw in the part-made pieces and resulting castings, gradually extended and expanded the story, and in turn the story has generated more and more ideas for pieces to make.
Morphogenesis continues to grow…….