My sculptures are metaphorical reflections on the foibles and predicaments of the female component in nature. The imagery is symbolic, whimsical and light hearted but also reflects a serious side.
A belief in the strong interconnectedness of all things is the impulse behind much of what I do. I interact with and get dictated to by the materials I choose to work with. My senses are triggered by organic materials, stones, silver, resin, bronze, rusting steel and forms found in nature. By using these ingredients I develop concepts that demonstrate radiance and energy. A physical trajectory takes place and an overlapping of edges and meanings occur. They contain suggestions of the naturalistic and of the abstract that lead to a variety of interpretations. A layering of remnants from past and present cultures is to be seen. With the juxtaposition of fine metal and full organic shapes, objects become energized with female sensuality.
My sculpture contains my signature which is bold and yet gentle and often contains a blend of the spiritual and a degree of humour.
1957/59 Chester School of Art, U.K.
1960 Acadamie Julienne, Paris
1976/79 Sydney College of the Arts, Bachelor of Visual Arts
1980 Sydney University, Postgraduate Dip. Ed.
Brief outline of Art related experience:
Currently Sculptor and Contemporary Jeweller
1991-2000 Pymble Ladies College, Visual Arts Teacher, student major works frequently placed in Art Express
1996 Entertainment Centre, Rock Eisteddfod Production – Best Set Design.
1985/1996 numerous set designs for Genesian Theatre and Pymble Players.
1987 Theatrefest – Best Set Design.
1985/96 Four Rock Eisteddfod productions, nominated for Best Set Design.
1961/62 Child Portrait Photographer.
2005 Gallery 307, Northbridge solo
2005 Sydney, Australia Square group
2005 Sydney in Bloom, Domain group
2005 Waverley Gallery group
2005 Oxley Gallery, Berrima group
2005 St. Joseph’s group
2005 Sculpture Society, Darling Park group
2005 Private commissions
2004 Spirit Matters, sculpture & Jewellery. Bondi Pavilion solo
2004 Sculpture Society Darling Park group
2004 Private commissions
2002 Opening, Studio 20, Killara solo
2002 Private commissions
1996 After the Bell, Penrith Regional Gallery group
1991 Jam Factory, Adelaide group
1989 Sculpture to Wear, Santa Monica, California group
1989 – 91 Private commissions (including Governor General & Brett Whiteley)
1987 – 89 Contemporary Craft Gallery London group
1980 Objects to Human Scale, Sydney group