Portfolio

'Coral Stone' Project 2020 

 Developments on the current Coral Stone project which started with the simple concept of exploring the material of Coral stone and see what it could do as a sculptural material. This has expanded into casting tropical seeds in different precious metals and making unique screen prints of drawings made through the project. Whilst showing the stone in an new and unrecognisable way, the works were on display 24th February - 3rd March @ Paul Owens at the Beach House, 2022. with three pieces in permeant residence. 

Pinging elastic bands , 2019

 Relay2 exhibition, Tramway, Glasgow, 2019. Part of the mischief or life skill series: A crystacast plaster pair of hands holding in tension an elastic band at eye level. Below is a shelf holding other elastic bands and above a rotating wheel with prongs. This series takes usually 'single use' objects of seemingly one use and creating a new use for them. This type of sculpture invites the audience to participate and is an attempt to teach new skills. It started with the concept of teaching a useful skill to a cave man that could be a life skill,  through creating mischief.

In memory of many, in honour of all, 2019

100 Royal Scots
100 Royal Scots

Commemorative work representing the centenary of the Royal Scots Club

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In Memory of Many, In Honour of All
In Memory of Many, In Honour of All

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Modern Solider
Modern Solider

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100 Royal Scots
100 Royal Scots

Commemorative work representing the centenary of the Royal Scots Club

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Private commission for the Royal Scots Club now on permanent display in the members library. The club was celebrating 100 years of existence and a group of artists were invited to produce works for the opening day. My work was a sculptural representation of the day the club was opened 100 years previous by Princess Mary, showing 100 Royal Scots soliders representing the 100 years with one modern solider with a poppy. Made from lead, sandstone, slate and plaster. The most Edinburgh materials possible.     

Pinging Blu tack with a Cocktail Stick, 2018

First on display in the Limp structures exhibition, Glasgow then the Air Gallery, Manchester as part of the group exhibition 'All Work and All Play'. Part of the mischief or life skills series this work shows a pair of crystacast hands holding a cocktail stirrer pulled back with blue tac on the tip. Above is a set of metallic scales and below a MDF shelf with the same tools. The second in the series with the emphasis on learning about "interaction". Whats pointless? , whats not ?

Amore, 2017

Eufemio's Arm 2017
Eufemio's Arm 2017

In permanent residence outside Amore restaurant on Ingram street.

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Eufemio's Arm 2017
Eufemio's Arm 2017

In permanent residence outside Amore restaurant on Ingram street.

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Private Commission now on permeant display at the front door of Amore Restaurant, Ingram Street, Glasgow. The client had seen the 'mischief or life skills' series and wanted something a bit different outside the front of their restaurant. During the casting process we used the leaning tour of Pisa to make a base for the flame. Made of bronze with an electrical flame.  

Where do the ripples end, 2018

 'Langs Craigs' project, Dumbarton. 2018. During the GSA masters course the sculpture students were invited to make work in response to the landscape outdoors. This was new for me but continued with my experiments of 'skills' and this time looked at the act of skipping stones. The work was a whisky barrel placed beside a small water lake on a path with the perfect skimming stones placed neatly within.

Objectus Photography, 2017

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Objectus is Objectus exhibition , Edinburgh botanic gardens, 2017. A series of photographs that were printed on A2 matt paper and shown beside the sculptural works shown. The photos changed the scale of the work bringing small objects into human sized objects. The intention was to emphasise the 'role of the plinth' and instigte the thought that if these were build to a bigger scale, how one would interact differently with them.  

Something between two people,2018 

Degree Show performance work.

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Degree Show performance work.

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Glasgow School of Art, masters degree, tontine building, Glasgow, 2018. This work was a participation environment sculpture that invited viewers  to put their hands into the boxes on each end of the work. Performers were concealed within the work and attached heart rate monitors to each participants hand. Using these heart rate monitors the performers were instructed to take reading and move the ball in correlation with these readings. The visual effect was a sort of tug of war of heart rates.  Due to the second GSA mackintosh fire we had very little preparation time for the work but have developed it further since its first outing and very much a work in progress.

The Objectus Series , 2017

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 The main works in 'the Objective is Objectus' exhibition. A collection was made in Pietrasanta Italy during a residency program. From Monday - Wednesday I would learn all the steps needed to cast metal with the lost wax process in Fonderia Mariani. From Thursday- Saturday I would learn how to work with stone in studio Stagetti under the watchful eye of Nicola Stagetti. These pieces were about understanding the material and learning processes through making. I wanted to make sculptures that could be touched and interacted with if on a bigger scale but also retaining the traditional form of sculpture. This project was a huge learning curve.        

The Punctuation of our Generation

Seires , 2017

I know
I know

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I Don't Know
I Don't Know

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I know
I know

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Shown at the 'Objective is Objectus' exhibition and made in Pietrasanta's studio stagetti. these works were for fun, and with the importance of punctuation in social media were meant to be a sort of why is it important, how can you have a voice as a sculptor.

Figurative Sculpture

Between Times, 2014
Between Times, 2014

This is the face of famed Czech sculptor Václav Myslbek. Who's missing bust I found under my desk. The piece started with the expansion of the phrase "destruction is creation".

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I am what I am, 2016
I am what I am, 2016

Bronze

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Rona the Communist, 2014
Rona the Communist, 2014

My first attempt at old school figurative sculpture, made in Prague.

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Between Times, 2014
Between Times, 2014

This is the face of famed Czech sculptor Václav Myslbek. Who's missing bust I found under my desk. The piece started with the expansion of the phrase "destruction is creation".

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A variety of figurative works, however the first image ' between times' was made as a final piece for a Erasmus semester and shown in the academy of fine arts, Prague at the 'stillalife' exhibition.  

Vs the gallery series:

You, the ball and the trampoline Vs the gallery, 2015

Shown at the undergraduate degree show exhibition in gray's school of art. Viewers were invited to pick up a ball and place it onto the platform before pushing a button that shot the ball onto the trampoline above.

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The Reel, the ball and the wheel Vs the Gallery, 2015  

Shown at the CXXX exhibition in Peacocks gallery in Aberdeen. Viewers were invited to touch a sensor with their foot and this instigated the reel to move the small ball up and down.