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Nature Textures

This painting reminds me of aboriginal painting on charred bark. It started with lots of random colours swiped, poured then sprayed, then washed away in the bath  keeping a fraction of the texture. Still not happy I plastered over it all and scrapped back, followed by yellow spraying. I love the 3d effect from this it's a joy to have around lifts my spirit.

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Verdigris

This fabulous Lamp has exceptional patina. A reclaimed  Industrial copper spray can used by a farmer. The straps removed, the can cleaned and loose rust removed, after wiring hair pin legs were applied to a wooden base. The bracket which originally held the back straps were used to hold the light switch echoing the original strapping. The  pierced wire lamp shade then hand painted with wax applied to the copper. A really beautiful lamp the only one in the world!!

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Burning Buildings

First I started with an idea based on the awful tragedies and devastation of buildings on fire loss of life and all the impact of loss. Loss of family friends and loss of precious art works and personal things. The work evolved from fire colours and patterns but at the last leg of the work after the lamps had been installed, it seemed right to take the human feature of the face away, I added the metal it seemed quite beautiful to expose the inside of the buildings foundation and then it became about strength and resilience in the face of adversity. I added the gold as a glimpse of hope on the horizon.  

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