Black & White marbled paper Pineapple W90 x H120 x D9cm box framed artwork with hand sculpted signature
Gold paper Pineapple W90 x H120 x D9cm box framed artwork with hand sculpted signature
Marbled paper Pineapple W90 x H120 x D9cm box framed artwork with hand sculpted signature
Holographic paper Pineapple W85 x H110 x D9cm box framed artwork with hand sculpted signature
Multi textural black paper Pineapple W85 x H110 x D9cm box framed artwork with hand sculpted signature.
Through a mutual appreciation of totemic structures, Wilma and I created this set made of exotic fruit. Since 'The exotic' is a prominent theme throughout my work it made sense to build our totems using as many weird and wonderful fruits as possible. The colours and textures available are astounding.
We wanted to treat the fruits as legitimate sculptural medium by carving them into geometric shapes yet allowing their natural beauty to do the talking.
It was an exercise of finding perfection in imperfection!
Fruit is after all a physical mass like clay and wood is, but fruit is unequivocally more beautiful in all its variety of colour and form. Removing the automatic association to being a part of our diet, it perhaps allows us to appreciate fruit from a fresh angle.
An 'Other Worldly' still life project with WILMA. These pictures were designed to evoke the familiarity we have in our journey's, discoveries, dreams and fears.
This self initiated project was born from my curiosity of all things curious, particularly from a Victorian science and exploration point of view.
I wanted to make a series of paper constructed studies of these subjects, to try to excersie my keen interest in them by sculpting detailed clones using only paper and glue.
This series of abstract paper cut relief sculptures are made entirely out of the ‘off cuts’ or waste material from the Pineapple sculpture series.
Waste material is normal and inevitable in sculpture, but I wasn’t convinced that it ended there, by disposing of everything no longer required.
These off cuts are, after all, the negative reflections of the piece intended for use. Each piece holds the same quality of line and texture.
The concept behind this series was to create abstract sculptures that reflected the hero sculptures they were cut from, something that will be playing an important role in all future artworks in the effort to work more sustainably.
These floral concept sculptures were commissioned by Milliner Piers Atkinson for a new collection he was planning. Although they were unused, I loved making them as it allowed me to really push what was possible with metallic papers sculpturally.
Made using 220 gsm gold coated paper and acrylic paint