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My sculpture/installations

I make cast sculptures from gum-strip paper and linseed oil with contemporary domestic tools, objects and people. I display these gum-strip pieces in a way which emphasises the archaeological feel of the work. The sculptures' fragmented states suggests a kind of archaeology and piecing together of domestic activity from a bygone era, yet they are cast from current-day implements. My sculptures often allude to the culture of domestic routine and the rituals of hospitality. They engage the still-life tradition from a contemporary feminine perspective.

"Teacup Murmuration" gum-strip cups on acrylic teatray for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2024

"Teacup Murmuration" gum-strip cups, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2024 H:10cm L:50cm W:30cm

"Teacup play" photographed by Sam French.

"Teacup play" photography by Sam French.

Close-up of "Two Angels" gum-strip construction as part of "Passing Through" at Navarino House, Ryde 2023

Close-up of "Two Angels" gum-strip construction as part of "Passing Through" at Navarino House, Ryde

"Murmuration of Teacups" gum-strip suspended in room for Ellen MacArthur Foundation residency 2021

"Murmuration of Teacups" gum-strip suspended in room for Ellen MacArthur Foundation artist residency 2021

Visitor looking at "Murmuration of Teacups" gum-strip suspension for Ellen MacArthur Foundation residency 2021

Visitor looking at "Murmuration of Teacups" for Ellen MacArthur Foundation artist residency 2021

"Lost Conversations" 500 gum-strip mobile phones suspended for "Missing" 2018

"Lost Conversations" 500 gum-strip mobile phones suspended for "Missing" 2018

Close-up of gum-strip mobile phones

Close-up of gum-strip mobile phones 2018

Side view of "Lost Conversations". 500 gum-strip mobile phones suspended on fishing line for "Missing" art-house-life show 2018

Side view of "Lost Conversations". 500 gum-strip mobile phones suspended on fishing line for "Missing" art-house-life show 2018

Gum-strip hands/poster artwork for "Future ReCollections" solo show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Gum-strip hands for "Future ReCollections" solo show West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size gum-strip vignettes for "Future ReCollections" solo show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size gum-strip vignettes for "Future ReCollections" solo show West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size gum-strip vignettes for "Future ReCollections" solo show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size gum-strip vignettes for "Future ReCollections" solo show West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size gum-strip vignettes for "Future ReCollections" sole show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size gum-strip vignettes for "Future ReCollections" solo show West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size "Raining Tools" gum-strip suspension for "Future ReCollections" solo show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size "Raining Tools" for "Future ReCollections" solo show West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Side view of "Raining Tools" for "Future ReCollections" at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Side view of "Raining Tools" for "Future ReCollections" at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Close-up of life-size "Fisherwoman" for "Future ReCollections" sole show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size "Fisherwoman" for "Future ReCollections" solo show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size "Roosting Pigeons" in gum-strip for "Future ReCollections" sole show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size "Roosting Pigeons" for "Future ReCollections" solo show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size "Roosting Pigeons" in gum-strip for "Future ReCollections" sole show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size "Roosting Pigeons" for "Future ReCollections" solo show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size "Hands Off Hands On" gum-strip construction for "Future ReCollections" solo show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Life-size "Hands Off Hands On" for "Future ReCollections" solo show West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Close-up of life-size "Remains of the Feast" gum-strip installation for "Future ReCollections" solo show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Close-up of life-size "Remains of the Feast" for "Future ReCollections" solo show West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Close-up of life-size "Prime Vessels" installation for "Future ReCollections solo show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

Close-up of life-size "Prime Vessels" installation for "Future ReCollections solo show West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

"Prime Vessels" in situ at "Future ReCollections" solo show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

"Prime Vessels" in situ at "Future ReCollections" solo show at West Gallery, Quay Arts 2017

"Sewing" life-size gum-strip vignette from "Domestic ReCollections" series 2010-12

"Sewing" life-size gum-strip vignette from "Domestic ReCollections" series 2010-12

Close-up of life-size "Sewing" gum-strip vignette from "Domestic ReCollections" series 2010-12

Close-up of life-size "Sewing" gum-strip vignette from "Domestic ReCollections" series 2010-12

Close-up of life-size "Sewing" gum-strip vignette from "Domestic ReCollections" series 2010-12

Close-up of life-size "Sewing" gum-strip vignette from "Domestic ReCollections" series 2010-12

 Life-size "Washing" gum-strip vignette from "Domestic ReCollections" series 2010-12

 Life-size "Washing" gum-strip vignette from "Domestic ReCollections" series 2010-12

Close-up of life-size "Washing" gum-strip vignette from "Domestic ReCollections" series 2010-12

Close-up of life-size "Washing" gum-strip vignette from "Domestic ReCollections" series 2010-12

Life-size "Cooking" gum-strip vignette from "Domestic ReCollections" series 2010-12

Life-size "Cooking" gum-strip vignette from "Domestic ReCollections" series 2010-12

Finalist display for Sussex Arts prize 2010

Finalist display for Sussex Arts/Jerwood prize 2010

Life-size still-life arrangement in gum-strip for Sussex Arts prize 2010

Life-size still-life arrangement in gum-strip for Sussex Arts/Jerwood prize 2010

Life-size "Pig's Head" in gum-strip for Sussex Arts prize 2010

Life-size "Pig's Head" in gum-strip for Sussex Arts/Jerwood prize 2010

Life-size "Fruit Bowl" in gum-strip for Sussex Arts prize 2010

Life-size "Fruit Bowl" in gum-strip for Sussex Arts/Jerwood prize 2010

Life-size still-life arrangement in gum-strip for Sussex Arts prize 2010

Life-size still-life arrangement in gum-strip for Sussex Arts/Jerwood prize 2010

Life-size still-life arrangement in gum-strip for Sussex Arts prize 2010

Life-size still-life arrangement in gum-strip for Sussex Arts/Jerwood prize 2010

Life-size "Shrine": my first gum-strip installation, Ruskin School of Art 1990

Life-size "Shrine": my first gum-strip installation, Ruskin School of Art 1990

Life-size "Mugs & Cutlery": my first successful gum-strip casts 1989

Life-size "Mugs & Cutlery": my first successful gum-strip casts 1989

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