Sculpture

 

 

My sculptures range from hand held figurative bronze castings to climbable installation architecture.

 

My latest sculptural exploration is in bowl, spoon, and cup carving. For Christmas, I carved my family members bowls and cups, but of course I had to wait till I gave them away to put them up.

I carved each piece completely by hand trying various techniques, mostly chisel. I finished them with sunflower oil and sometimes an essential oil to make them smell special upon presentation.

jan_cup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one was for my mother.

 

 

 

 

 

Beastie’s Labyrinth

The Beastie’s Labyrinth is an immersive sculpture explored by one bare foot person at a time. Most of the interior is covered in damp clay and sculpted in places. There are various paintings on the inside and outside of the labyrinth of the beasties.

At the time I made this piece I was exploring safe spaces such as homes, spiritual temples and churches, and animal dwellings. I was also questioning our cultural separation from the natural or animal world. We will all ways find peace and beauty in nature, so I find it strange that we always try to disconnect ourselves from it by living in houses, cities, and wearing shoes.

The Beasties are something from inside of me, they come out of me and inspire me when I create. Perhaps they are my connection to the Earth. They are what comes out of me when I am happy basking in the sun.

This installation is at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design Degree show which is from the 16th of June ( private view) till the 23rd of June. The exhibition is open monday-friday 11.30 am to 8.30 pm saturday 11.30 am to 6.30 pm. Closed Sunday.

October 2010- June 2011

 

 

The inside of the labyrinth:

The Entrance/ Cold Room

 

 

 

Myrianthe divide going into front tunnel and front tunnel steps looking back towards the

cold room and Myrianthe divide.

 

Celing detail on the Myrianthe Divide

Looking back at the stairs in the Myrianthe Divide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front tunnel faery houses, bear tower inside texture, and looking up the bear tower from the base

Detail of faery houses

Bear tower base cob texture

looking up to the top of the tower from the base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bronze Beastie Group -

November 2010