Learning and interpreting natural design
Movement exploration and the creation of pieces inspired by biomechanical design.
This involves working on a tiny scale which expands my limits in regards fabrication and knowledge of the properties of materials. Working to the scale of the subject also results in work which demands inspection, we are drawn towards a wealth of detail which is not apparent should we walk past quickly, offering merely a cursory glance.
I want to demand that the viewer takes a closer look.
The works aim to express to a viewer a simplicity and elegance of the relationship between movement and form, at the same time I wish to give an awareness of the miraculous complexity of these subjects and also the poetic interpretation.
These are expressions of my feeling towards the way in which these creatures move.
My approach is to find the most basic way in which a created body can move with as much of the essential quality of the original subject.
I am not wishing to mimic what is present in the natural world, this body of work aims to make a human interpretation and through this process find a communication channel between myself and the viewer towards the subject.
In some ways these are subversions of biomechanical design into the poetic of a puppet form.
I find an affinity towards what I make and a feeling towards the subject, we have much in common in the way we move and how we are.
I continue to work by hand, feeling into each part, every movement imbued with the connectedness and relationship to my hand-eye-heart.