‘Origins’ (2017)
Polished stainless steel, 2 pac internal surface

This artwork is indicative of natural processes; a reflection of form and sequencing throughout nature that directly connect to scale within the natural world.

The form is self-referencing; an entity in its own right. The work expresses unfolding and growth, building a visual sense of nurturing, opening and expansion.  It is evocative of the wider natural world, from the microscopic to the cosmos. It seeks to evoke a sense of life and living, within the simplicity of a dynamic patterning and replication. Working with reflective stainless steel provides a mirroring of the immediate environment.

The exoskeletal elliptical ‘hard’ shell on the outside is indicative of marine forms; such as sea anemones, a sea urchin shell and other marine invertebrates. It combines with warm golden viewable internal surfaces that are representative of a cellular level; such as embryonic cells.  The visual effects of gravity have been incorporated into the form to represent a natural response to the environment. The subtle use of balance within the vertical axis and horizontal planes creates symmetry within the artwork.  The form is open ended to allow looking within and through.

Image 3 and 4 courtesy of Sculpture by the Sea