My artistic practice explores the complex relationship between the historic and the modern, particularly how a place can make you think and feel, and become a space for reflection. In my work I seek to provoke thought and discussion around tradition, sacredness, monuments, people and place, all in relation to both the past and the present. The interconnection of people and place is core to my creative practice; which is illustrated in my artwork ‘The Ancient is the Modern’ were viewers encounter the words, ‘It is not man that graces the place, but the place man’.
Technically my work focuses on fabrication, and I use a variety of modern and traditional techniques including casting, laser cutting, woodwork, metalwork, stone masonry and letter cutting. I frequently collaborate with stonemasons and letter cutters, this also brings an opportunity to promote and bring an appreciation for traditional crafts and the skills of those within our local community.
I am fascinated by how, when we come together, we can rejuvenate our communities’ interest and connection to the spaces around them and instigate the reimagining of our outdoor and public spaces. I see my practice as intrinsically collaborative; nothing is made in isolation. In every project I take advice from, collaborate with and make connections with different people within the community to realise the project.
Fine Art: Sculpture and Environmental Art BA (Hons)
Glasgow School of Art
September 2013 - June 2017
Upcoming, Title tbc: MacLaurin Art Gallery, July 2022
Let the Plants Identify You: Tuck Studio, 26th - 30th April 2018
Materialism: MacLaurin Art Gallery, 2017-2018
The Ancient is the Modern: GSA Degree Show, June 2017
Degree show installation: Winner of the Benno Schotz Prize.
Traces Below Stairs: Pollok House, 2017
Pathways: Public Artwork for South Ayrshire Council, 2021-2022