My art is an expression and result of a lifelong interaction with the sea and the coastal environment.
I have always enjoyed the challenges of harnessing the powers of nature to sail in races or travel to exciting places I haven't seen yet. For the majority of the time, this experience is beautiful, exhilarating or calming, etc. however as much fun as this environment can be, nature will always find time to remind me that it commands a huge level of respect and to disregard this would be foolish and hazardous to the extreme. The sculpture I've been producing in recent years uses sections of tree trunks oak, yew, and walnut with a glass focal point. The tree sections I choose, lend themselves to the themes I've described. I incorporate sail and waveforms some pieces can include figurative elements ie self within the environment.
The glass focal point is set in a hole that I make through the centre of the sculpture, which is shaped as though formed by the sea. The glass is a visual suggestion of the sea and its potential dangers.