My practice is centred upon an enquiry into the theme of pleionexia – the desire to consume or have ‘more’ – to be bigger, better, superior to others – even if that means draining the world of power, wealth, pleasure and being.
I am infatuated with the intrinsic qualities of the ceramics medium that goes beyond its pliability and ability to mimic almost anything. It has an alchemy that is compelling and unpredictable.
My ceramics are mostly hand built, using white earthenware and underglaze colours. Some of them are combined with other materials (tubes, wire, chain, metal drums etc) or they incorporate found ceramics that I inherited from my mother in law. There is more information about them in the blog posts.
The Vegetable Tortures: Canard a L’Orange
The Vegetable Tortures: A Melon for Ecstacy
The Vegetable Tortures: Zebra Crossing
The Vegetable Tortures: Myxomatosis
The Vegetable Tortures: Ah love! Let us be true to one another
The Vegetable Tortures: Mr Monsanto – he say No!
The Vegetable Tortures: We Come in Peas
The Vegetable Tortures: Crambe Repetita (repetita)
The Vegetable Tortures: You Promised You’d Tell Us about Pointed Sticks.
Egrets: I Have a Few
The Birth of Venus
We Have Lost the Taste for Acorns
Fontana delle Scimmie
A Nest of Gentlefolk
79 Perth Road
(Un)Necessary Connections: for David Hume
Most of these drawings are illustrations to my positioning paper – I used water colour and pen and ink, sometimes adding text digitally. Like the ceramic pieces there is more information about them and their references in the blog.
The Birth of Venus
Rara Avis in Terris Nigroque Simillima Cygno
A Number of Small Fish of No Economic Importance
Quey Calves make Dear Veal
Bond made a Mental Note to find out more about this Peculiar Business of Ouroboros
The Siamese Cats of Desire
The Nautilus Cup
The Canary Birds of the Sublime
Beetle Bottle Battle