I have just completed the film which we made at my solo show at The Clarendon Gallery back in November – I hope you enjoy seeing the work again and thank you all for your support – here’s to a healthy and happy 2017!
A big thank you to all who came on Wednesday night, a fabulous opening night, the gallery had never had so many guests in one evening nor served so much champagne!
At the end of the night I realised that, despite spinning like a top, I missed welcoming everyone but just to let you know, I am so grateful that you made the time to come and see my work.
I was delighted to be asked to be a presenter for Farmopolis – a major new urban destination in London, a micro city of experimental production- a pioneering new model for public green space bringing together farming, food, arts and culture.
Today was the big day, Encompass was unveiled in Greenwich by HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York.
I have been fortunate enough to see my sculptures travel to many parts of the world. The opportunity to deliver a commission in the heart of Greenwich, my home for the past thirty years, feels like a joyous return in the wake of a long voyage of my own.
Commissioned by the Crown Charity, Greenwich Hospital, this powerful work is made up of 210 figures, which form an open bronze sphere. The individuals represent serving and retired personnel from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines who receive support from the charity.
Each individual is unique and has been moulded and impressed with objects and words that reference their lives and locations. They form a protective shield that travels up the sphere culminating in a domed roof, which is a reference to the architectural style of Sir Christopher Wren, who originally designed The Royal Navel College , in Greenwich.