With each work I have tried to achieve something
new - an element of invention. Explorations for display have included wall, floor, plinth, suspension in space - static and kinetic. Light - natural and artificial, static
and moving - is an important element for each work.
Each idea has been tested in various ways: questioning concepts, possible forms, materials and making methods. Some ideas required a series of works to fully explore the possibilities, for example Split, Fracture, Extended.
Making has involved: extensive CAD and CAM work
for digital printing and laser cutting; hand-made 'approximations' of each construction, assembling and dissembling; left in view or out of sight (sometimes for months); eventually coming to some kind of resolution and commitment.
Overview of Constructive Process
The project is a pursuit - a long term exploration of a set of ideas that have occupied me for over 40 years. This exploration involves a process of: imagine, respond, put together, reflect, take apart, rethink, remake, resolve. It is iterative - a spiral of learning over time.
" The plumb-line in our hand, eyes as precise as a ruler, in a spirit
as taut as a compass ... we construct our work as the universe constructs its own ... ."
Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner
The Realist Manifesto, 1920