The Prisons we Build - reflects the consequences of actions creating damage to our planet.
The people of the Amazon call our money 'piu caprium' (sad leaves)
This piece is a whimsical take on Evolution of the human species from the big bang to present day. Go to projects for more detail.
Size: 25 x 50 cm
'Still Screaming' is a small homage to Edvard Munch’s painting ‘The Scream’. Munch described what inspired this painting: "I was walking down the road with two friends when the sun set; suddenly, the sky turned as red as blood. I stopped and leaned against the fence, feeling unspeakably tired. Tongues of fire and blood stretched over the bluish black fjord. My friends went on walking, while I lagged behind, shivering with fear. Then I heard the enormous, infinite scream of nature."
It seemed to me that this predicts the present time when we are ‘still screaming’ – the small tableau's in each section starts with borders and a migrant child in a life jacket, carries on with consumerism, factory chimney and a Prada bag, War, guns, flames, bodies and drawings children make who experience war. In the middle is a Munch figure being comforted by a domestic dog, or cat which many of us now appreciate can bring some calm continuing with global warming, habitat loss and a plastic sea, and the world, at the top.
76 x 12 cm
Water colour on gesso and plaster
75 x 19 cm
Fragments - this piece alludes to times past. Made from plaster wrapped in plastic small images and patterns appeared which I carved out and coloured.
Oil paint and linseed on plaster and gesso
75 x 19 cm
Life Journey - depicts the beginning and the end of a life, the defensive pods we shroud ourselves in, how we carefully stitch together meaning for ourselves and leave a good or bad trail for others.
1 m x 27 cm
The Lost Boys
33 x 33 cm