During the Covid lockdowns I took to foraging on my daily walks and became intrigued and addicted to seeking out varieties of tree material: bark, twigs, miscellaneous pieces of wood, fruits and nuts. From a constantly varied and changing myriad of some 1001 potential specimens, my eye became acutely selective,  connecting a deeply felt, if unaccountable, resonance for each specimen that then filled my 'swag' bag.

Back in my workshop pieces were cleaned, sorted and  placed in different groupings.  My direction and challenge has been to let the wood find its particular expression. Engaging with some innate quality of chosen pieces, a dialogue develops whereby  they take on new life, form, and voice. They then speak for themselves. 

These pieces have been inspired by daily foraging. They speak for themselves.

Woodland Reliquary (Sold)

Reliquary of the seas

Two figures

     Flight

Pine Reliquary

Boat people (sold)

Embrace

Tree Reliquary

              the lost step

Figures (1)

Treacherous voyage

Dancers

Companions

Gathered together (Sold)

       The Dancing Lesson

Halfway Bridge

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