Sculptor / Painter / Land Artist
One cannot escape their past, and so I embrace it, with all its many allusions.
After 20 years of private practice dentistry, circumstances forced a change, and I was able to pursue my original dream of creating! On top of that I have a long standing, deep seated Christ based view of the world. Add in a wonderful wife & kids, and you have a very interesting background to bring to the creative table.
Recently (2013), I completed a Masters Research degree in Sculpture, Performance and Installation at the College of Fine Arts (University of New South Wales).
The land, its interpretation, and issues surrounding its usage and intervention have been a recurring theme throughout my work. My research centered around fire, and refinement through fire, its controllability, its significance and its aesthetic, hypnotic qualities.
Among other fields of interest include: – a considerable awareness of the science of health and welfare,
– incorporate my deep love of God in my life into my work,
– active with helping bring other artists to experience our Australian landscape through the research group I.L.I.R.I. (Imaging the Land International Research Initiative) which is very active around Broken Hill, and particularly the UNSW Arid Zone Research Station at Fowlers Gap.
This web site showcases many of the elements of my work over recent years. I trust that you will enjoy what is displayed, and pass the word around to your friends and family to order or purchase some work so I can keep on creating!
Top Image: @johnephotography