Affordable Art Fair 7th - 10th March

I have just come back from delivering 13 pieces to be shown with Scotland Art at the Affordable Art Fair held in Battersea Park, London.

Apart from some of my bright Macaws and some smaller birds there are two Mad March Hares made from wood, plaster, fabric,discarded knitting needles, old typewriter keys and wire, of course!

Leaping Hare

Bounding Hare

'In the Company of Birds'

Union Gallery have kindly offered me a solo show at the end of the year, (more news of this later!) but in the meantime a few of my birds will be at the new show 'In the Company of Birds' opening on February 7th.
Along with some of my smaller birds there will also be some crows and magpies made from recycled wire and plastic damaged by heat. I am very fond of the 'corvidae' family as one injured crow literally walked into my life a few years ago needing some help and medication, after only a few days 'Edgar' had made a big impression on our lives with his intelligence and trust and will never be forgottten. He was always very scruffy and didn't look after himself too well which gave me the idea to make a sculpture of him looking fairly dishevelled, old burnt plastic with odd bits sticking out here and there was  perfect for the job.
Since getting to know more about these intriguing birds, I now befriend a large group of crows and magpies who follow myself and my dog every  morning on our walk  and caw to us as we leave the park ready for their titbits the next day.

The show will also include a wall-mounted piece which is almost 2D, it is based on a group of long-legged wading birds all walking along together, it measures 98cm long x 47cm high x 1cm deep

Long-legged line  98L x 47H x 1D.JPG

Horse of Sparta off to a new home

Well the wonderful Jack Tierney gallery in Aberdeen have already found a new home for my 'steampunk' Horse.
Sorry it wasn't a little longer in the gallery!

Transient

Upcycled Sculpture ready for Leeds

'Hare Belle'  79cm high x 37cm long x 22cm wide
This piece is going to be shown at the Leeds show in November. It is made from a whole assortment of recycled and now 'upcycled' materials!
I have made several Hares in the past and they are such a beautiful form to work on, I try to portray their seemingly deceptive fragile structure and their ever alert state of presence.
In this piece close inspection will reveal car windscreen wipers, bits from a cafetiere, a dog collar and cupboard handle amongst many other 'found' objects.

'Steampunk' Horse on it's way to Aberdeen!

'Horse of Sparta' is 63cm high x 74cm long x 20cm high
it is off to the Jack Tierney Gallery in Aberdeen.

This lively piece is made with a wire armature onto which I have attached a variety of found, recycled and now 'upcycled' materials. Close inspection will reveal dog leads, hinges, old clock parts,keys and cutlery amongst many other items.
I love this piece and hope it will find fans in Scotland.