Reaching is an ongoing series of forms made in clay and other materials, exploring notions of soulfulness and presence. The reaching forms are grounded in the maker’s interest in wabi sabi – in imperfection and in subtle, spontaneous aspects of drawing and painting. Quiet surfaces on individual three-dimensional forms hold certain emotion: these pieces have their own stories, coming to life in the natural light and in its shadows. Originally sparked by the artist’s examination of a church window, Reaching articulates aspects of hope, momentariness and the unenvisaged and unplanned detail found in mental and physical existence.
Find a selection of this work at C4RD (Centre for Recent Drawing), London this spring, within a group show called Suspended Fruit. I’d be delighted to see you at the private view, which is from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday 16th March.