I have been a practising artist all my life and have worked in many different mediums. After graduating I spent several years working with ceramics before returning to ‘basics’ when my youngest daughter began school. This resulted in many years concentrating on drawing, usually large scale and closely observed from the natural world. In 2003 whilst experiencing an artist’s block and at the same time undergoing a huge life change, I began to carve stone. This was the one untried discipline I had long wanted to do .
I now work exclusively with stone. My subject matter is drawn from the natural world. The years of drawing strongly inform my work and my aims have now become very simple. I seek to celebrate and express the beauty of the world around us and to make work which touches the heart. I strive to carve sculptures which are elegant and uplifting and which not only bring delight but are open to personal interpretation and connection.
My proposal is to create a carved stone sculpture. The form, whilst abstracted will be based upon natural plant forms. I am therefore submitting three maquettes which are based upon the spiral form which appears frequently within all living forms and is also found at the very heart of life, our DNA. The spiral has been used since the birth of humanity and its symbolism is still relevant today.