recently finished a Fine Art degree (2005) at the Derby University.
I class myself has a Sculptor/Maker and a Visual Arts Practitioner.
There are two side to my business firstly, has a studio artist I
mainly work figuratively where I experiment with human feelings
and emotions. These I transfer in to figures using body language
and gesture utilizing many different materials. For the past few
years I have been working with the figure of the Minotaur, which
I have developed not only in various scales but also the concepts
thereby become child-like in appearance.
My reasoning behind this is that children show their feelings and
emotions more readily than adults; this allows me to over state
the vulnerabilities we all feel when our emotions take over. Also
the idea of what is classed as a Monster or Beast could possibly
have any feeling, let alone be allowed to show them is also part
of the message I am trying to convey.
I plan to continue this work and develop it still further.
The second part
the business is has Visual arts practitioner, where I take my skills
in to schools and communities setting. I work in partnership children,
teachers and adult education, where I conducting workshops, which
are tailored for their individual requirements.
This part of this business is fairly new