Specialist Art Form
My lifelong fascination for the natural world has found its expression in my art, creating forms and images which communicate my appreciation of its beauty and the layers of potential experience, inviting the viewer to share my encounter. Over the years I have chosen to make this journey using a variety of media, working with clay, bronze and photography, conveying my interpretations through visual representations.
My activity as a photographer enabled me to take my relationship with plant and animal life to deeper levels, using zoom lenses to see structures that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Next the use of a macro- lens with extension tubes, and then a microscope with a digital camera revealed the macroworld of finely shaped architectural forms, the perfect design of organisms, without which we would not be alive. The juxtaposition of the demands of the practical with the experience of pleasure – appealing, captivating, essential for survival – pollen grains which fertilise flowers, extending and continuing flowering species, feed the bees to make honey and take a multiplicity of inspirational patterns and designs.