Artist Statement

My practice, whether print, sculpture, film or writing, has always been fed by social and political issues. Subjectivity of identity, both social and cultural, inform the narratives of masculinity, equality, fairness, depression and mental health.

I studied Fine Art (Sculpture) in Bath 1991–93. Following a life-changing accident, I returned to university to study BA Time Based Media Production (1st Hons) 2001-04 and MA Screenwriting awarded with Distinction in 2005 at Bristol’s University of the West of England.

I have written and directed several films and documentaries, which have been selected for official screenings at Zinebi Festival for Documentaries and Short Films in Bilbao, Sehsüchte in Potsdam, Brief Encounters in Bristol and broadcast on HTV West.

My artwork is held in public collections at Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and Manchester Metropolitan University and private collections around the world.

I am an elected member of the Society of Wood Engravers http://www.woodengravers.co.uk/

My current work is exploring masculinity and depression.

Suffering in Silence is part of a larger print installation that is work in progress. The print is made up of hundreds of tally marks, a unary numeral system. They are most often used for counting ongoing results. In this case, I am concerned with male depression, masculinity and silence.

 Detail

Detail

 1st proof of  “Suffering in Silence”

1st proof of “Suffering in Silence”

 Proofing

Proofing

 Inked up

Inked up

 Mid shot detail

Mid shot detail


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