Using porcelain and mixed media I explore themes of childhood innocence, simplicity and the imagined. In 1863 French poet Charles Baudelaire wrote ... �Genius, is no more than childhood recaptured at will�. My children, Heidi and Harry are the muses in my work and are testament to this profound statement as they continue to draw my attention to the small, the unnoticed or the inexplicable. I am incredibly grateful children have this superpower, to see life at its most simple and beautiful. So often, as grown ups the magic that compels us to be creative passes through us unnoticed because it�s hidden behind a veil of prosaicism. My artwork usually begins as a thought provoking comment or phrase. The challenge then is to take those words and make them tangible through a marriage of built and found objects, while hopefully leaving the door slightly ajar for the audience to ponder their own interpretation.
Human Bower Bird toilet roll collector
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