I am primarily a painter, but I also create sculptural 3D artworks. These are mostly assembled from various found objects and usually incorporate some painted surfaces. I also paint wooden boxes.
THE END OF FOSSIL FUEL – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Found Objects, Glass Dome, Sydney Harbour Coal and Plastic Waste 16cm x 16cm (AVAILABLE)
The Wizard of Oz story can be viewed as an allegory for the demise of fossil fuel dependence and the oversized red shoes are a metaphor for being prepared to step up and into facing bigger things.
LITTLE GIRL BLUE
Plastic Doll, Glass Dome, Coral, Found Objects and Plastic Rubbish from Sydney Beaches 22cm x 15cm (AVAILABLE)
Little Girl Blue is a commentary on a child of the future who lives in a world saturated with micro and nano plastic particles. In this sculpture, Little Girl Blue marvels at seeing one of the last remaining pieces of living coral.
THE TEMPLE OF THE PENDULUM
Upcycled Tea Light Holder, Miniature Figures, Pendulum, Wood and Acrylic Paint 14cm x 8cm (AVAILABLE)
Energy generated from magnet and pendulum technology may be one of the solutions enabling a move beyond fossil fuel reliance.
PEARLS OF WISDOM TERROR-RANIUM
Glass Jar, Oyster Shells, Fake Pearls, Found Objects. 15cm x 14cm x 44cm Diameter (AVAILABLE)
The world’s oceans act as carbon sinks for the ever increasing levels of Co2 in the atmosphere. As a result the increased ocean acidity is a looming disaster for the calcification process, required by oysters, shellfish and corals. The young people of today will need more than pearls of wisdom to adapt to this crisis.
Found Objects 15cm x 10cm x 13cm (SOLD)
The merger of biotech and info tech has the potential to totally reframe humanity as we know it.
LIFE AND DEATH SHRINE
Found Objects and Acrylic Paint 53cm x 30cm x 12cm (AVAILABLE)
From cradle to grave we all occupy a uniquely individual niche in life
A WISE MAN
Cast Bronze 13cm x 10cm (AVAILABLE)
Gratitude is a wise quality to cultivate.
THE CORAL GROTTO – A Shrine to Greed
Found Objects Coral, Acrylic Paint 25cm x 13cm x 27cm (AVAILABLE)
An wryly humorous award for the CEO of the multinational company which has contributed the most to global carbon dioxide output.
THE CARNIVAL JESTER
Found Objects, Acrylic Paint, 17cm x 5cm 2017 (NFS)
An acknowledgement of grim humour.
HEAVEN AND HELL
Found Objects, Acrylic Paint, Various Dimensions Height 43cm (AVAILABLE)
In each of us is the capacity to experience a wide range of thoughts and emotions and thus create a reality of either Heaven or Hell. At the base of the sculpture is a secret box/inner receptacle which represents our core essence.
STORM SURGE SCULPTURE
Pumice Stone, Model Figures, Acrylic Paint 13cm x 11cm x 9cm (SOLD)
Climate scientists are warning us that severe storm surges will occur more frequently in the future.
THE GREY LIZARD (Our Reptilian Brain)
Taxidermy Lizard Head, Wooden Board, Crocodile Skin, Imitation Gemstones 15cm x 15cm (AVAILABLE)
At the core of our brain is the basal ganglia, known as the reptilian brain. This controls our base survival and self preservation instincts and behaviors.
THE FINALE BOX
Wooden Box, Acrylic Paint 14cm x 17cm x 27cm (SOLD)
The painted design on this box is based on neuroscience imagery at the point of death.
AZTEC INSPIRATION BOX
Oval Wood Box Acrylic Paint 9cm x 18cm x 27cm (SOLD)
The past is past, but teachings from ancient civilizations such as the Inca, Aztec and Mayan cultures can sometimes offer inspiration and wisdom for navigating life in the modern world.
WARMING REEF BOX
Wooden Box, Acrylic Paint 14cm x 10cm x 23cm (SOLD)
A warming ocean causes the coral to evict the zooxanthellea. Once they have vacated the reef bleaches.