Funny Ha Ha: Burghley Sculpture Garden
 

Ocean Bloom (Offering)

This sculpture/installation is an extension of a previous one called Anemones and is made up of individually hand made parts formed in aluminium. It is partly a playful reflection of the process of beachcombing and the many hours I have spent picking up shells, stones and objects found on the coast and also a celebration of sorts. The world as a miracle, something we take for granted.
I also made this in the spirit of diversity and proliferation. We are perhaps extremely afraid of these processes and desperate to standardise our responses, both socially and politically (racism is the most absurd of these, elitism the worst of all). Is it perhaps the ordinary things, the mundane, the smallest, the unseen, that ground us, that define us, that are indeed the most vital of all. In a celebrity obsessed money driven world we are set adrift, lost in the crowd but yet surely we are all connected.

 

Éclat Océanique (Offre)

Cette sculpture/installation est un extention d'une précédente appelée des Anémones et est composée des parties faites individuellement de mains faites dans l'aluminium. C'est partiellement une réflexion enjouée du processus de beachcombing et les nombreuses heures j'ai passé le fait de ramasser des coquilles, des pierres et des objets trouvés sur la côte et aussi une célébration de sortes. Le monde comme un miracle, quelque chose nous considérons comme allant de soi.
Je l'ai aussi fait dans l'esprit de diversité et de prolifération. Nous avons peur peut-être extrêmement de ces processus et désespéré pour standardiser nos réponses, tant en société que politiquement (le racisme est le plus absurde de ceux-ci, l'élitisme le pire d'entre tous). Est cela peut-être les choses ordinaires, le banal, le plus petit, les invisibles, ce nous fondent, qui nous définissons, qui sommes effectivement les plus indispensables de tous. En argent obsédé d'une célébrité monde conduit nous sommes mis à la dérive, perdus dans la foule mais maussades nous sommes tous raccordés.
 

Du 15 september au 14 octobre 2012
Les vendredis, samedis et dimanches
De 10h00 a 18h00

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An installation above the South Touraine, France




Following on from Feast, which was an installation and a series of constructed art works inspired by insects and a search for random form, Aerial was conceived as a kind of floating exhibition. In this case, the constructs are thrust into the sky and are immediately transformed by the light and engage with the movement of clouds whilst their structure is illuminated or revealed depending on the angle of the light. This idea has come from both working in a countryside environment, where the constant observation of nature is a daily and ongoing process, and on the street of a nearby town where I took photographs of rubbish and discarded items, things less than ordinary. I often search out ordinary everyday materials, which can come from anywhere, the kitchen, the woods, the river or even a garden centre. I am interested in transformations but where something of the original nature of the materials or subject is retained.
I have been making a series of installations from 2007 onwards which combine man-made and natural materials, preferably exhibited in an outside environment where possible. This series is featured in book form and exhibited as photographic enlargements.
   
 
   
Son travail est une recherche perpétuelle. Pour lui toute matière est une source de création. Il cherche la beauté, là où normalement, on ne la trouve pas, il donne vie à des formes nouvelles. Il aime l’image étrange, des choses oublié. Pour cette installation, il a utilisé des matériaux usuels : papier d’aluminium, bois, fil de fer, cire et tissu.

This is very much part of an ongoing series of art works where I am exploring the idea of random forms inspired by nature but rooted in and made with very modern everyday materials. I am interested in transformations of ordinary objects and materials in which some of the original nature of the materials or subject is retained.
I often search out ordinary everyday materials, which can come from anywhere, the kitchen, the woods, the river or even a garden centre. I am fascinated by the clear link that lies between all living things and how the very smallest changes can lead to very much larger ones and that our ability to control our lives and future is clearly limited. This I see as a liberating idea in which creativity is obviously essential in order to move forward and as I make art works my ambition is that I will be surprised by what unfolds before my eyes.
I have been making a series of installations from 2007 onwards which combine man-made and natural materials, preferably exhibited in an outside environment where possible.

   
Light Works (series2) 2010
Woodcut and inkjet/photograph (from wax construct)
19 x 25 cm printed on Velin d’Arches paper
Edition of 10
€95
Light Works (series1) 2010
Woodcut, carborundum and inkjet/photograph (from a wax construct)
19 x 25 cm printed on Velin d’Arches paper
Edition of 10 with 2 artists proofs
€95
 

Slow News (Starburst) 2006
Digital photograph 21 x 29.7cm
Edition 15 published by L’artotheque du Chatellerault
€100

 


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