glass, gold leaf, ceramic,washers, gems, fossils and crystals on wood.
25cm x 75cm.
Mosaic portrait 90cm in diameter. Based on St Frances of Assisi and mother nature, with a nod to Edgar Allen Poe.
The Prettiest Star.
3rd mosaic in the Warrior women series. influenced by Art Nouveau, David Bowie and Daniel Lismore.
90cm in dameter.
Community arts project, turning the defunct telephone box in Beckley into a telequarium. Each child at the local primary school made a mosaic fish or starfish which was set onto mirrored Perspex and installed inside the box.
Installed June 2014 and dismantled March 2015.
The Treatment room, Melanie's Ward, John Radcliffe Hospital.
First community arts project on Melanie's ward. We decided to create mosaics relating to the rainforest. Children on the ward, with their friends and families, worked on the mosaics for 8 weeks.
Installed September 2012.
Detail from the Rainforest mosaic on Meanie's Ward.
Detail from the Rainforest mosaic on Melanie's Ward.
Flower's on Melanie's ward, JR Hospital.
Our second project on this ward. Children and their friends and families created a series on abstract flowers that run up and down the main hallway on the ward.
The Solar System.
3rd mosaic project on Melanie's ward. After seeing Prof Brian Cox give a talk at the Sheldonian theatre about the Solar system I thought this would be a great non gender, age appropriate project for the teenagers to undertake.
Installed April 2015
Tom's ward, JR Hospital, Oxford.
Tom's ward wanted a welcome banner to greet children and their families when they first arrived on the ward. I divided the banner into smaller sections which were worked on by the children over a period of 8 weekends.
Fish on Kamran's ward, JR Hospital.
Close up detail of fish made by children, their friends and family on Kamran's ward.
Fish on Kamran's ward, JR Hospital, Oxford.
Mosaic fish, made by the children and their families swim up and down the length of Kamran's ward.
Phoenix and child.
designed and made by teenagers at The Highfield in Oxford, installed on an outer wall in their garden. The phoenix represents their individual strength on their road to recovery.
Stanton Harcourt's historical mosaic.
My grandmother and I at the opening of the mosaic.
Stanton Harcourt historical mosaic.
The village of Stanton Harcourt commissioned me to produce a piece of work which would high light their very long, rich and fascinating history. Each ring represents part of its history; Starting from the middle we have the Harcourt Peacock, then Autumn leaves from the many tree's dotted in and around the village. The flowers represent the annual flower competition with the Stone circle following on. Mammoth tusks were found recently in the quarry. The penultimate ring highlights images from the church and village and the last ring is an Alexander Pope extract from a letter. He lived in the village for a year.
Festive robin brooch. For sale, £16 plus P&P. Email for details.
SIGNAGE AND TEXT
The nameplate for the V&A Museum of childhood, Bethnal Green.
Commissioned by the architect David Kohn for the new refurbishment of the V&A museum of Childhood.
Gold leaf blue smalti and ceramic.
Detail from the 'Telequarium'.
Detail from Stanton Harcourt's commissioned mosaic.
Detail from Stanton Harcourt's commissioned mosaic.
nameplate for O'Hanlon House, Oxford.
Work in progress for the welcome banner on Tom's ward at the JR Hospital.
glass and gold leaf smalti on wood.
62cm in diameter.
Glass, gold leaf smalti, fossil, watch parts, washers and Swarovski crystals on wood.
45cm in diameter.
Detail from elephant commission.
glass, goldleaf smalti and Swarovski crystals on wood.
Multi coloured mackerel
glass, washer and gem on wood.
Jewel Bug Placement
mirror, glass, washers on wood.
25cm in diameter.
3D sphere, inspired by Andrew Logan's Alternative Miss World.
Smalti, mirror, rods and washers on a polystyrene base.
10cm in diameter.
PORTRAIT WORK IN PROGRESS
Work in progress on St Frances, inspired by St Francis of Assisi and Gaia, Mother earth.
One swallow completed.
Working on the Raven. Attempting to get feather texture through various cuts using sheet glass.
One of the eighteen deaths head hawk moths. They took quite a while to complete. When grouted each moth will be adorned with an amber gem on its thorax.
The most important part of a portrait, the eyes. These have been mosaiced in gold leaf smalti.
Its coming on, slowly but surely.
I've used slivers of sheet stained glass on the hair to replicate the chest feathers of the raven.
Working on St Frances' Halo using a combination of gold tiles.
Ready to grout. Masking off the face to grout in a paler grey than the background.
The face is grouted. It needs to now dry and be masked off so I can grout the background in an anthracite colour.
COMMUNITY ARTS WORK IN PROGRESS
Foxy. Aka 'The Fox in the Box'.
The children of Beckley primary school and I are doing a new project to fill the Telephone box/Art box in the centre of our village. With the emphasis on communication and recycling we are making a life size person who will be talking on the phone. Using a mannequin I've fashioned a skirt out of chicken wire and arms out of an old top. The children have been busy covering this with papier mache.
Foxy (named by the children) now has a head and a second layer of papier mache.
The children are filling bottle tops with old beads, shells, wrappers and glitter. These will eventually be part of her jacket.
Hand cut festive robin brooches or fridge magnets. £16 plus P&P. Email for more details.