I create works of art which are visually rich and capture the life and character of each beast I create. The detail within my work aims to draw the viewer in ever deeper between the dense layers of sculpted metal objects that form the final piece.
Most of the materials I use are sourced from the scrap bins of mechanics, bicycle repair shops and car boot sales. These range from retired tools, cutlery, bicycle, motorbike and motor parts, with the occasional gem like an old broken typewriter. Using traditional techniques of blacksmithing I forge, shape and contort each component into the desired shape and then weld it in place, transforming everyday objects into wild and mythical creatures. Each piece can take from a week up to several months to create.
I have created several public artworks, architectural installations and exhibited and sold work in the UK and overseas.