I've been using a combination of synthetic and natural materials to create otherworldly environments, forms and imagery. Hybrid sculptures exploring my observations that out of decay and destruction life form finds a way. I want to get lost in these pieces, make them bigger, more chaotic and more sprawling, sadly there isn't the time here to do that. Also my source of sprawling vine like material is usually gathered in the overgrown yard at my studio in Marazion, St Ives is definitely clear of such neglect!
Mould studies using biro ink ....
Developments of my mould imagery, by having my works on paper and wood arranged I'm able to have a constant reference point with the sculptural work I'm currently playing with. Fascinated with mould growth and the intertwining forms connecting living and dead matter, where ivy grows through a building wall, where dug up roots begin to re-shoot and where fallen trees quickly become covered with crawling plant life, is where I'm gathering inspiration.
Day one of being in Studio 5 at Porthmeor Studios, so big, so open and so empty. I'm not used to this sort of environment, away from my clutter, my works in progress I brought with me from my studio in Marazion seem tiny.
I thought I'd brought too much 'stuff' with me but in this space it all seems so small, so insignificant, barely noticeable. Trying to figure out if it matters, should I be attempting to occupy and fill this space or is the scale I'm currently working with right for me and subject matter?
I always love a peek into fellow artists studios, seeing work in progress and ideas being played with.