35,10,0,50,1
25,600,60,1,3000,5000,25,800
100,450,1,50,12,30,50,1,70,12,1,50,1,0,1,5000
1,2,1,0,2,40,15,5,2,1,0,20,0,1
Material: Aluminium
Size: H500mm x 850mm dia
(weight 2.5kg)
Year: 1997
A material that has reached its ultimate tensile stress is one that has been stretched as far as it is possible to go before fracture occurs.
I wanted to capture this moment in the sculpture and also bring in a human element of being stifled or trapped.
I also drew on a childhood memory of watching a television series called ‘The Prisoner’ where a large balloon acts as a kind of policeman to an orwellian society ‘The Village’ and dissenters are quickly brought back into line by the balloon’s suffocating effects.
‘Ultimate Tensile Stress’
‘Ultimate Tensile Stress’
‘Ultimate Tensile Stress’
‘Ultimate Tensile Stress’
‘Ultimate Tensile Stress’
‘Ultimate Tensile Stress’
Material: Aluminium
Size: H590mm x 190mm dia ( weight 1.1kg )
Year: 2006
Genesis was the beginning of a series of related works with this one in particular inspired by a germinating seed.
‘Genesis’
‘Genesis’
‘Genesis’
‘Genesis’
Material: Aluminium & Copper
Size: L 1050mm x H 300mm ( weight approx 6kg )
Year: 2007
In 'The Swimmers' I have tried to capture essentially the harmonious relationship between man and water. The mechanical aspect of the swimming action to me suggests a flow of this union comes through.
‘The Swimmers’
‘The Swimmers’
Material: Aluminium
Size: H740mm x 255mm dia ( weight 1.75kg )
Year: 2007
In 'Close' I was drawn to create an organic flowing shape that had two distinct halves but emanating from a common source. As these halves have ‘grown’ in their own individual way I wanted to capture their intimate relationship through complimentary curves and lines. By polishing the exterior and then painting the interior a dark colour I have added extra depth through reflection and shadow.
‘Close’
‘Close’
‘Close’
‘Close’
‘Close’
‘Close’
Material: Aluminium
Size: H270mm x W480mm ( weight 1.85kg )
Year: 2008
With this sculpture I wanted to view the bird not just as an animal but as an aircraft, a man made machine. With the bird just about to ‘take flight’ I wanted to capture the ‘looking fast whilst standing still’ feeling that objects such as jets, racing cars, speedboats and rockets all have. I also mounted the work in such a way as to evoke a hunting trophy or natural history specimen.
‘Avis Aerodynamis’
‘Avis Aerodynamis’
‘Avis Aerodynamis’
‘Avis Aerodynamis’
‘Avis Aerodynamis’
‘Avis Aerodynamis’
Material: Aluminium & Granite
Size: H550mm x W470mm x 140mm dia ( weight 4.5kg )
Year: 2009
I wanted to take a line through a given space bringing in complementary curvature and trajectory changes that result in a feeling of lightness and transparency as the line returns to its source.
I chose a highly polished finish on the outside as it lifts objects to another dimension with the addition of reflection and accentuation of shape. The contrasting black interior is also highly polished giving it’s own version of light reflection and connecting with the black granite base that also acts to ‘anchor’ the piece.
‘Untitled’
‘Untitled’
‘Untitled’
‘Untitled’
‘Untitled’
‘Untitled’
‘Untitled’
‘Untitled’
Material: Aluminium
Size: H320mm x L710mm ( weight 7.0 kg )
Year: 2009
The inspiration for this sculpture came from the interesting shapes and precise engineering and manufacturing processes found in the aviation and aerospace industries.
In these industries aerodynamic efficiency, light weight and strength dictate design and although there is no thought of aesthetics in the design process the results to me are often very beautiful.
‘Component’
‘Component’
‘Component’
‘Component’
‘Component’
‘Component’
‘Component’
‘Component’
Material: Aluminium & Marble
Size: H600mm x W380mm ( weight 3.5kg )
Year: 2010
The catalyst for this sculpture came from observing diagrams in old science books relating to planetary orbits.
As I developed the idea of a line or trajectory in my mind a shape began to form, one which would gradually and subtly change through its journey or orbit eventually reaching it’s zenith at the most distant point before the transformation is reversed back to the shape of its inception. (Orbit was shortlisted for the Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards 2010)
‘Orbit’
‘Orbit’
‘Orbit’
‘Orbit’
‘Orbit’
‘Orbit’
Material: Aluminum
Size: H 690 mm x W 300 mm x D 400 mm (weight 2.1kg)
Year: 2010
I initially developed the idea for this sculpture through folding paper.
I chose an interconnecting triangular form as each distinct side could emanate from a common point. The addition of concave/convex surfaces and curved lines also allowed me to flow the whole thing together resulting in a more unified form.
‘Triangular Development’
‘Triangular Development’
‘Triangular Development’
‘Triangular Development’
‘Triangular Development’
‘Triangular Development’
Material: Aluminum
Size: H 1240 mm x W 200 mm x D 200 mm (weight 6kg)
Year: 2010
Within a relatively small width to height ratio I wanted to create a bold and dynamic sculpture whilst retaining an element of subtlety and fragility.
The ‘balancing on a point’ effect that I sought when developing these ideas was a key element to achieving this.
‘Vertical Projection’
‘Vertical Projection’
‘Vertical Projection’
‘Vertical Projection’
‘Vertical Projection’
‘Vertical Projection’
Material: Aluminum
Size: 300mm h x 180mm dia. approx. Weight: 1kg
Year: 2011
For man to make, use and collect vessels is one of the most basic of instincts.
They are the most prolific of all unearthed artefacts from the past and probably the first manmade objects to be subject to a design process and artistic expression. Nature too is no less a vessel producer and capable of creations that are beautiful, simple and efficient.
The result of millions of years of evolution. I tried to combine some of these elements when developing my ‘vessel’.
I wanted the simple flowing lines to have a very natural and delicate feel with the use sheet metal as a medium helping to achieve this. The highly polished finish gives a slightly harder industrial element to the piece and the riveted join evoking feelings of strength, solidity and utilitarianism.
‘Vessel’
‘Vessel’
‘Vessel’
‘Vessel’
‘Vessel’
‘Vessel’
Material: Copper
Size: 460mm h x 180mm dia approx. Weight:- 2.5kg
Year: 2011
For man to make, use and collect vessels is one of the most basic of instincts. They are the most prolific of all unearthed artefacts from the past and probably the first manmade objects to be subject to a design process and artistic expression.
Nature too is no less a vessel producer and capable of creations that are beautiful, simple and efficient.
I combined some of these elements when developing my ‘vessel’ which is the second in a series of related works. I chose copper for this particular piece which has not only very warm and tactile qualities but, as an element, a long association with man going back to ancient times. In creating this work I wanted to amalgamate this ‘artefact’ connection to copper with a strong utilitarian feel but also have simple natural flowing lines that allow further visual exploration of the work.
‘Vessel 2’
‘Vessel 2’
‘Vessel 2’
‘Vessel 2’
Material: Aluminum & Paint
Size: 50cm h x 50cm w x 50cm d Weight: 2 kg
Year: 2012
In creating this sculpture I wanted to evoke not only a feeling of slow evolution but of harmony, balance and tranquillity.
The work had to be visually engaging from any number of perspectives in order to encourage an exploration of every three dimensional aspect, holding attention, interest and involvement.
‘Equinox’
‘Equinox’
‘Equinox’
‘Equinox’
‘Equinox’
‘Equinox’
Material: Brass
Size: 310cm h x 330cm w Weight: 2 kg
Year: 2012
I think that it is fair to say that the square is the foundation of the modern world.
‘Coil’
‘Coil’
‘Coil’
‘Coil’
‘Coil’
‘Coil’
Material: Aluminum
Size: 520mm h x 520mm x 450mm w Weight: 2.5 kg
Year: 2013
This work is the third in a series of ‘space’ inspired works.
‘Transit of Venus’
‘Transit of Venus’
‘Transit of Venus’
‘Transit of Venus’
‘Transit of Venus’
‘Transit of Venus’
Material: Aluminum & Brass
Size: 740mm h x 230mm x 150mm w Weight: 1 kg
Year: 2013
‘Reverberation’ is an exploration of light. Reflection, refraction, fragmentation and resonance.
‘Reverberation’
‘Reverberation’
‘Reverberation’
‘Reverberation’
‘Reverberation’
‘Reverberation’
Material: Aluminium.
Size 500mm h X 500mm w X 500mm d.
Weight: 2kg.
Year: 2014
‘A Windy Day’
‘A Windy Day’
‘A Windy Day’
‘A Windy Day’
Material: Aluminium
Size: 560mm h x 440mm x 360mm w Weight: 1.7 kg
Year: 2014
‘Euclidean Space’
‘Euclidean Space’
‘Euclidean Space’
‘Euclidean Space’
Material: Aluminium
Size: 590mm h x 260mm x 440mm w Weight: 3.4 kg
Year: 2015
‘Logarithmic’
‘Logarithmic’
‘Logarithmic’
‘Logarithmic’
Material: Brass
Size: 480mm h x 280mm x 280mm w Weight: 3.2 kg
Year: 2016
‘Source’
‘Source’
‘Source’
‘Source’
Material: Aluminium
Size: 410mm h x 410mm w Weight: 2kg
Year: 2017
‘Electron 13’
‘Electron 13’
‘Electron 13’
‘Electron 13’
Material: Aluminium
Size: 380mm h x 430mm w Weight: 1.3kg
Year: 2017
‘Connect 2’
‘Connect 2’
‘Connect 2’
‘Connect 2’
Material: Aluminium
Size: 470mm h x 270mm w
Weight: 1.1kg
Year: 2017
‘Component 31’
‘Component 31’
‘Component 31’
‘Component 31’