2011 sees a good mix and moving forward of abstract as well as realistic creations for me with the standard kept of only using hand tools in my work.
The first work was based around reimagined hanger design.
As I take influences from so many places I feel it's best sometimes to take a more simplified from the heart John Lennon approach to my work as seen in the first work.
The challenge of this work was keeping a consistent roundness to the shape of the work.
The next piece was the last time I focused on creating a work focused on the hand. It once again is a simple gesture.
Dreams and Distances
This work is another tribute to my Nan that passed away. It shows my hand reaching for help.
It is a simple statement that in life if we are lucky enough we are granted the ability to follow our dreams which can be measured by the path or distance we travel. My journey and art is a tribute to those who helped me become who I have.
The piece is mounted on a shuffleboard top that I played a lot of on growing up before it was cut up.
The next piece was
OLD MAN and COW
This piece is another creating in the "abstract anatomy " style I was working on. I hid various images in the line work as well as subtracted parts to create a puzzle for the viewer to figure out. (if the so choose)
The last I created was
It represents femininity.
i liked creating the illusion of a cherry under glass for this work.