I make: Oblique, spirited, figurative, ceramic sculpture and I run The Artists Space.
My ceramic work looks at what it means to be male in a diverse and fast evolving culture where masculine roles have changed much faster than the recurrent scripts that support them. This is my intention but I don't tackle gender politics head-on, rather it forms the backdrop to the way I make things. At the present almost all my work is of (male) figures, this is a relatively new strand in my output. I want to use my sculpture and drawing artworks to explore the rich complexity of being a man in the post-feminist age.
I draw with charcoal and related materials. Drawing is so closely allied to creative thinking in so many processes and I naturally do it all the time without necessarily making anything of it (it's a means to an end usually). Then sometimes I just do it for itself which is more problematic (What's it for? What does it mean? Why am I doing this?) but then all forms of creativity set up dilemmas and problems that demand solutions.
The Artists Space
These are talks or individual sessions or workshops about the highs and lows of being an artist. Participants can investigate what is good and what is difficult about the role of artist for each of us. The core purpose of the work is to develop the skills of reflection and listening - especially to yourself. The work is focused on the individual.
CV & Education
Available on application