I create original artworks hand-cut from ultra-fine woven stainless steel, copper and brass. It is this contrast between the beauty and fragility of the natural world created and reflected in industrial man-made materials that inspires me.
My work is also very much inspired by the forms and rhythms of nature and a desire to capture its beauty and hold it in time. I am very interested in capturing a sense of movement in my work but, at the same time, by pinning each leaf or seed, I am controlling and holding each element in stillness. The contrast between subject matter and materials is also an important theme for me in reflecting the contrasts of strength and fragility – for example, a translucent butterfly wing created in stainless steel, an industrial material. [Read more...]