This group of small sculptures are like three dimensional cartoons. They play with concepts of scale and gravity, and sometimes have a mildly political tone. The sculptures are intended to conjure a sensation of hope or warmth!
Elephants are excellent communicators and can also differentiate between spoken languages that they hear. This helps them to identify languages spoken by poachers which, in turn, can effect their migratory habits. To the external eye, they may seem to be heavy and cumbersome, but as a species they remain mentally agile and able to adapt to new threats. In these sculptures, elephants represent strength and kindness, and any trouts that appear are the antithesis…
‘Together’ The idea behind this piece that is anything is possible of people work together, see blog for detailed explanation.
I made this piece shortly after the European Referendum in 2016, when the phrase Progressive Alliance was being used to refer to the pro Europe elements of all parties coming together to sort things out.
Room at the Top (or Ideas Above Her Station)
Storm in a teacup (10x15cm approx)
Elephants in boats in teacups, with stormy seas painted inside.
Mother and child elephant on a gold painted platform (16x8cm approx)