Hopes & Fears
It is only recently that I have realized that hopes and fears are deeply embedded in all of my work. As well as a sense of past, present and future.
It is the resilent spirit of crows that I admire and hope to become more like. The windswept trees are bent and twisted by the harsh winds but still they grow. Has the destiny of the crow already been determined in the nest. Are we fated to repeat the mistakes of our parents. The three fates, the Parcae (greek) or the Moirai (roman) as well as the celtic goddess of war the Morrigan which took the form of a crow and was also described as a trio of sisters, hold a deep fascination for me.
The act of making is as important to me as the work itself. The wire sculptures start as chaotic jumbles, the skill is to preserve this mess while coaxing it into the form. This aspect appeals to me, very much. I love playing with this balance between order and disorder and it is an element which links my wire technique, my pen and ink work and my work with pigment dyes and bleach.