MIXED MEDIA

Growth  Built around a tree root the figure of an earth mother, growing from bedrock, winds around the form in a clockwise direction culminating in the head of a raven. The hair of the figure forms the bird's wing thus incorporating the Celtic concepts of shape shifting, reincarnation and cycles of regeneration as embodied in the triple goddess "The Morrighan". 10 x 5 x 4 inches   $575.00 Ascension  From a base of sandstone 'Ascension' winds around anti-clockwise, like honeysuckle growing towards the sun. 28 x 8 x 4 inches   $950.00 Lyrical  As a wall-hanging 'Lyrical' is mounted on a backing of white Corian.  The figure springs from a found tree root and is suggestive of the elements needed to sustain growth earth, sun and water. 23 x 10 inches   $750.00 Watcher  Watcher is constructed from granite, steel rod, tree root and Apoxie.  A greenwood sentinel. 17 x 3.5 x 2.5 inches   $650.00
Power of Recall  Stone, water and tree root with embedded river rock work together to give this piece a feeling of natural growth. a coming together of the elements to form something different, yet still respecting it's roots. 19 x 4 x 4 inches   $650.00 Emergence  Granite, Apoxie and tree root on a white Corian base 15 x 5 x 5 inches   $650.00 Connections  We are all connected in some way, whether we come together or grow apart, we come from the same root stock and as such have connections which have remained the same for millenia. Instead of concentrating on the differences we should revel in our similarities. 35 x 19 x 4   $1250 For Henry  I have had a very high regard of and admiration for the work of British sculptor Henry Moore since first coming across his work over fifty years ago. From June of 2010 until January 2011 a selection of his works were exhibited at the Denver Botanic Gardens and, needless to say, I visited the exhibit many times during its stay.  I made this piece after the show's closing with no concious thought about the works I had recently immersed myself in.  On completion it was plain to see that the piece bore more than a passing resemblance to some of Henry Moore's figurative works and as such I could not let the time when I had been unknowingly influenced to such an extent as to produce an homage to one of my most favourite artists pass.  Hence the title. 20 x 3.5 x 1.5 inches   $1100.00
Duet  A pas de deuux on the joy of life. Exultation  Two figures come together forming one base and winding forever upwards towards the sun.  Pit fired ceramic and Apoxie. 32 x 7 x 11   $1600.00 Passing By  Two figures walking.  Pit fired ceramic 23 x 15 x 7 inches   $1250.00 Roots  From a base of sandstoneand a found root emerges a simple calm figure in contrast to the complicated growth which forms its origins. 42 x 24 x 5 inches   $2850.00
Woodland Dance  Woodland Dance is constructed from three separate tree roots joind by metal rods and sculpted Apoxie mounted on a sandstone base. For me it is a joyous sculpture revelling with exuberance the spirit of existence.  The figure is full of "joie de vivre" as she cavorts and gambols through the woods her mantle dancing in the breeze like a sylvan Isadore Duncan.  33 x 11 x 9 inches   $2475.00 Phoenix Rising  Growing from a found tree root Phoenix Rising-2mounted on a piece of sandstone, Phoenix Rising is one of the tallest sculptures I have so far produced. The root has been altered by the addition of small female figures made from epoxy, and patinaed in blue to give the suggestion of water. The figures wind around the sculpture in a clockwise direction until a more recognizable larger human representation is formed continuing with arms held aloft then terminating in tree branches, giving the impression of both growth and rebirth.  The figure has two distinct aspects, the female looking straight ahead at the world, and the male with his head facing upwards towards the sun and the future. 54 x 12 x 6 inches   $3250.00 Three Worlds  Trees were sacred to the Celts. Their roots lay in the underworld,  their trunks in the earthworld and their branches reached into the skyworld,  physically uniting heaven and earth and making Earth Goddess and Sky God one.  Constructed from found rock, tree roots, armature wire and epoxy, Three Worlds is a representation of this ancient belief.   The three figures personify the many triple gods and goddesses to be found throughout the Celtic world. They can also can be seen, as forming the trunk of the tree which, growing from one root, takes three distinct pathways before coming together again in the sky above. 41 x 15 x 13 inches   $3995.00 Journey  This sculptural maquette I completed in 2012 having considered the idea for some time.  The original concept was to produce a garden sculpture that would link different areas both physically and visually.  The pieces would be placed amongst the plantings creating their own journey which would  change depending on time of day, weather conditions, season, etc.  The figures are designed to reflect growth and movement and by their similarity provide a constant in the ever changing environment of the garden. 27 x 34 x 6 inches   $4750.00
Five Muses  The five conjoined terra cotta figures of this wall hanging are mounted on a brushed steel backing. 25 x 18 inches   $1950.00 Here I Am  Pit fired ceramic and curly willow branches. 31 x 14 x 4 inches   $825.00