The new work, all made this year, was a talking point at the early summer shows with positive feedback from the public, friends and the organisers. Comments ranged from ‘never seen that space used so well’ to ‘best in show’; leaving me encouraged and focussed on taking the work further.
I explored three different series of work for the three exhibitions: painted sculpture at Fresh Air 2017, steel and glass at The Moncrieff-Bray Gallery and stainless and mild steel at The Fircroft Summer Exhibition. Themes included weights and measures, rods and cones, lines, vortices and kinetic hanging leaves. A great bonus at Fircroft was to see the prints of Jay Luttman-Johnson who we recently met when she framed our print ‘Goose Chase’ in Elm.
Although the shows have come to an end the work continues. Showing work to the public shines a different light on objects. Almost like seeing it through different imaginary eyes.
I am looking into better glass for the sculptures that incorporate glass and am working on several dynamic pieces that explore the potential of seamlessly welding stainless and mild steel together.