Medium: Glass, kiln fired with applied gold leaf
Dimensions: 24 cm H x 7cm W x 4cm D
Blue Angel sprang from a memory of my November 2017 visit with friends to the Hoover Dam, Nevada. The two 30ft high bronze winged* majestic sentinels overwhelmed my senses leaving a lasting impression. After an introspective journey home, Token was created in wax, specifically to be kiln cast into glass: a lengthy, intensive process. I selected a billet of Gaffer casting glass in cobalt blue to represent constant calm, and to remind me of the serenity of sky. To reflect a bit more sparkle, I applied gold leaf flecks to the wings at the cold working end stage.
I visualise my hand held sculptures as maquettes, to be realised, maybe transformed to a larger life size scale – someday.
“They are shadows cast by the realities of the Soul”
*Quote by Oskar J.W.Hansen – Norwegian sculptor of ‘Winged Figures’
My many moons of experience creating and making unique sculpture in almost all mediums, including casting my own creations, the outcomes of which sometimes surprises me, has resulted in my studio saturated with 3-D work of all shapes, sizes and colour: recycled materials- mixed media, fired clay, resin bronze, bronze, and glass – lots of fused flat plaques, and highly original chunky colourful sand cast glass pieces. My inspiration stems from my passion for people, movement, dance, myths and magic.
I am dedicated to drawing; over 100 sketchbooks ? a safety zone to explore ideas which may become realised, or, stay secret.
From teaching hundreds of artists in Harrow and beyond to fill their life drawing folios- (just now teaching online) my studio is full of my own fabulous figure drawings from life, and drawers of diversions into monotype prints, mostly for sale.
As the President of Harrow Art Society and founder member of HOS I am excited with the prospect of opening our studios this year and warmly invite you to mine to safely view my creations, and have a chat about ‘Arty Things’