- Fish in Bucket Painted Hardwood, 1983, H58 cm
- Stray Hair Painted Hardwood, 1999, H160 cm
- Empty Vase Painted Limewood, 2001, 918 cm
- As close as an eyelid Painted Limewood, 2007, H58 cm
- Born : 14/12/1946
- Academician Elected : 18/06/2008
My work lies in a space between sleep and wakefulness, life and death, memory and the present. Still, slow-moving, lingering forms provide a resting place for thoughts and experiences, some actual, others dreamed. Working within a traditional sculptural language (mainly painted wood and bronze), I draw inspiration from a wide range of sources including Egyptian and Pictish Art, the landscape, surrealism and my Scottish heritage.
I have repeatedly returned to animal imagery, which acts as a metaphor for the human condition.
Drawing allows my imagination a freedom to roam in a direct, uninhibited and searching way, which contrasts strongly with the slower and more ponderous process of working with form and materials. It operates on a totally different timescale and can often act as a catalyst for my work. Drawing helps me to collect memories, and contributes to the mythologies and history of my sculpture. It is a constant parallel activity to making.