This body of work combines masculine, structured, architectural outer forms with a feminine, sensuous, tactile core. I have sought to achieve a balance by casting geometrically angular forms with contrasting curvaceous lines.
The kiln casting process is an excellent method to capture fine detail, and I endeavour to express the tactile qualities of glass. Typically I sculpt in clay, sometimes wax or plaster and incorporate found materials for textural detail. I record the direct material handling by retaining surface marks made during the process of sculpting. I use the lost wax casting technique to prepare molds to fire in the kiln. I then use cold workshop techniques to grind, polish or sand blast surfaces.
Each abstract figurative sculpture is inspired by yoga ‘asanas’, which I have practiced for fifteen years. Line, alignment, weight, mass and a mode of passive or active energy directly influence my work. The opposition of female and male, internal and external characterise my work. I select strong, significant colours to imbue each piece with an individual emotional tone.