I am a designer and maker of metal and wire sculpture. I work primarily with mild steel wire, anodised aluminum and recycled tin to produce wall and free-standing sculptures, which depict life with a humorous twist.
My work is inspired by memories of people and places. The street scenes that I make are evocative of any place where people inhabit. The use of wire figures portrays a sense of connection and belonging. Textured and coloured anodised aluminium are cut to portray streets with all different types of buildings. The colours of the houses represent each different occupant, giving each house a personality. Figures are placed, walking, playing or sitting on benches, all wearing colourful patterned dresses, carrying handbags or walking their dogs, surrounded by pathways, fences and flowers.
The free-standing work that I make concentrates on memories from my childhood where daily chores were very important and from everyday occurrences such as a visit to the hairdressers or dentist. The attention to detail also plays an important part, along with the humorous content that tells a story which evokes a fascination with my surroundings.