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I have my feet in two camps. Much of my career has been spent as a ‘community artist’ making pieces for large-scale outdoor events, as well as running workshops in formal and informal settings.
But since 2008 I have revisited my studio-based work with renewed vigour
I recently had the oportunity to combine my two working practices in a commission from ‘The Making’ www.themaking.org.uk . I made a four metre high ‘Polska Pani’. This Polish folk art lady was inspired by my recent six month trip to Poland .
For some years now I’ve been collecting objects, both natural and man-made, that I find on woodland and urban walks. These things, sometimes strange but more often quite ordinary (but always beautiful!) are a constant inspiration to me. Using this inspiration, as well as the found objects themselves, I construct figures and miniature installations.