VESSELS



 


This body of work was inspired by my fascination for ancient ceramic forms as well as natural phenomena including rock structures, and 

botanical and anatomical forms.  I find sculptural forms in nature a constant source of wonder and fascination, finding beauty in their 

imperfections as well as their perfections. 


The work was created intuitively and explores the relationship between light, space and time with biomorphic vase-like forms.  

The vase  has been a familiar household object for millennia.  With its shape reminiscent of the feminine form it is also 

the universal symbol for the Great Mother.   They are neither utilitarian nor conventional but places of intimacy. I see these vessels 

as containers or protectors for hidden notions such as memories, emotions, secrets, thoughts and ideas.  I also feel this work shares 

a certain ethos with the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi focussing on the notion of impermanence, a never ending state of becoming or 

dissolving, into nothingness.  Things wabi sabi can be irregular or misshapen, revealing the effects of human treatment or weathering.  




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The Conversation, 2017                                            Protector of Emotions, 2016                                  Protector of Secrets, 2016

121 x 100 cm                                                             51 x 41 cm                                                              51 x 41 cm

 oil on board                                                               oil on board                                                             oil on board

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Reincarnation, 2016                                                  Source, 2016                                                            Past Memory, 2016

48 x 35 cm                                                                48 x 35 cm                                                                60 x 60 cm

oil and enamel on board                                           oil on board                                                               oil on canvas


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Gestation, 2016

31 x 31 cm

oil on canvas

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                                                                                Protector of Memories, 2016                                      Lost Memories, 2016

                                                                                51 x 41 cm                                                                  35 x 38 cm

                                                                                oil on board                                                                 oil on board

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Deep Blue, 2016                                                                                                   Guardian of Hope, 2016

60 x 85cm                                                                                                             61 x 76 cm

oil on board                                                                                                           oil on board