Sculptures

flyer for Cathedral exhibition 2008The theme of balance in land art intrigues me. I make forms that seem as if they may topple, but then they stay suspended, defying the usual tumble and collapse laws of gravity.

In 2007 I held my first exhibition in Chester Cathedral. My sculptures sought to be an honest portrayal of my vulnerability, fragility and faith. It was a tough exhibition to do but one that felt like a turning point in my life and it was as if I grew a few feet spiritually through doing it!

Here are some of my most recent sculptures from the summer of 2016. Each one is available as a print or a print on canvas.

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So what’s with the fascination of balancing stones? It’s all about a mystery that hard situations in life have the ability to shape our characters. There have been times in my life when I have felt like I could topple over, fall, crumble or just give in. Paradoxically I have had a rock like faith and know that Jesus doesn’t let go of me and has always been there to help me.

James, in the bible, writes: ‘consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. (James 1.2)

Piled high flat stones.

Piled high flat stones.

Joy and laughter. For the joy of the Lord is my strength. (Nehemiah 8.10)

Joy and laughter. For the joy of the Lord is my strength. (Nehemiah 8.10)

I laughed out loud when I built this sculpture. It really is a mystery how the round stones managed to balance and not simply roll off each other and topple off. I love it how, I believe, God gives me joy in the very simple things in life like balancing round rocks!

This sculpture was made for Matt and Meg. They are rock like and have Jesus as their support and rock...

This sculpture was made for Matt and Meg. They are rock like and have Jesus as their support and rock…

The cross.

The cross.

Found these and got wet while taking the picture... small shells stacked on top of each other against the big sea!

Found these and got wet while taking the picture… small shells stacked on top of each other against the big sea!

Chilling on the beach with my family, stacked up some rocks and waited for some waves...

Chilling on the beach with my family, stacked up some rocks and waited for some waves…

This is by far my most popular land art sculpture...

This is by far my most popular land art sculpture…

So simple... this picture is hung above our guest room bed. My friend who stayed last week commented that he didn't want it to fall on his head.

So simple… this picture is hung above our guest room bed. My friend who stayed last week commented that he didn’t want it to fall on his head!

Deganwy beach. Grey beautiful day, colourful rocks.

Deganwy beach. Grey beautiful day, colourful rocks.

Simple stack on wood

Simple stack on wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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