A body of work exploring a future where origins and remains of life act as portals to a past event. These future meteorites, in this instance the tree stump, allow us to question the past, giving insight into a moment in time. The stump becomes a time capsule. What stories do they hold, what happens 'post tree'?
Acrylic on spruce plywood 690 x 357 mm
Acrylic on birch plywood 1025 x 505 mm
Acrylic on birch plywood 719 x 480 mm
Pen yr Ole Wen
Acrylic on birch plywood 865 x 444 mm
Pen yr Ole Wen
To The End
Acrylic on birch plywood 460 x 688 mm
Acrylic on spruce plywood 387 x 357 mm
Acrylic on birch plywood 965 x 580 mm
Dimensions: 3.5m x 2m
Mirage Gallery, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Dimensions: 183 cm x 82.5 cm
Materials: Pencil and acrylic on canvas, hardwood frame
Deep Space I / II
Deep Space II
Acrylic on spruce plywood, Pine tray frame 866 x 1215 mm
Deep Space I
Acrylic on plywood panel, Pine tray frame H 33 x W 24.5 cm
In 1815, the collier and landowner, the Duke of Norfolk persuaded the Sheffield Canal Company to route their new canal past Tinsley Park and the Manor to transport coal into what is now known as Victoria Quays. By 1869, the Manor Colliery was in disrepair and closed. No longer used as a trade route into the heart of the city, the canal remains as a physical link between two historic sites: the former orchards of Sheffield Castle (the canal basin) to the Manor estate. This project re-activates this waterway as an act of memory and activism: the collective future of Sheffield depends upon all areas of the city to thrive. Over the last 3 months, 7 young people have been meeting every Saturday at the Manor Maker workshop with artist Christopher Jarratt, designer Paul Reardon (Peter & Paul) and carpenter Tom Collier to build their very own land and water-going vessel. On Saturday 10th December 2016, goods now produced on the manor (honey and wild-flower seeds) were hauled and ‘portaged’ by the team to their temporary home at Site Gallery, Sheffield. In January, the vessel will be handed back to the Manor community so that they can continue to use it for future journeys and adventures.
The journey took place on the 10.12.2016
The exhibition was held from 10.12.2016 to 14.01.2017 at:
Site Gallery, 1 Brown Street, Sheffield, S1 2BS
The project has been documented in film and in a print publication (edition of 100).
This work was supported by the Sheffield Culture Consortium through Year of Making 2016, Making Ways and Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence.
Dimensions: 6 meters long x 1.5 meters wide.
Materials: English Ash tree, rubber, rope.
Triptych - Beginning\End
Dimensions: 330 x 61cm. Each panel 110 x 61cm
Materials: Acrylic and spray paint on wood
Dimensions: 12 x 15cm
Materials: English Beech, acrylic paint
Beech bark disease
Beech bark disease is a recurrent phenomenon which is closely related to extreme dry weather and frost. The results are wilting of leafs, dieback of twigs and branches, sap flow at the stem and infestation by secondary insects or fungi. The composition of the pest and disease complex differs according to region and cannot always be clearly assigned. Sap flow is also possible without participation of insects and fungi. Mostly, it is associated with infestation by Phytophthora or by the metallic wood-boring beetle. If landowners wait too long to remove damaged trees they risk a drastic reduction of the timber value, including new infestation of healthy trees.
Materials: Top - English Sycamore, acrylic paint. Base - English Ash
Imagination + creation + fun = Slingshot (Kapow!)
Having started by making a one-off Slingshot as a gift for a close friend in 2008, with no intention of making any more, I have now made over 400 for customers & clients from around the world. The hardwood y-forked branch is selected from fallen trees in English woodlands. They are then hand whittled and shaped, sprayed (each design is unique) and finished with a clear gloss lacquer. The rubber is the highest grade silicone rubber and the pouch is black Italian leather. Each slingshot is numbered and initialed by the maker and GPS mapped to it’s original location from where it was found it in the woods. Size varies.