I work in a landscape modality exploring connection and interdependencies. I am also interested in the particular power of unique places and like to contemplate why this has come about. The role of geological history is strong in my scheme.
In Sparkling Shoal, the ideas of interconnectedness, of regeneration of species, of the volcanic vents that once created Julian Rocks, the Cape and other local rocky outcrops, Oceanic swirling of tides and currents, of the reflective play of light, all are woven into these vessel forms. They bear similarity to manjabu the indigenous fishtrap (for sustainable fishing): the form, with its escaping tiny fish, is a poem in steel. I like to play with this material in a non-characteristic way, utilising its flexibility rather than its rigidity.