Artwave at Zu Studios

My new piece "Cabinet of Charms" and other artworks can be viewed at Zu Studios from 25th August to 9th September as part of Lewes Artwave. Please check the Artwave site for opening times.

Pendle Sculptures

This August is the 400th anniversary of the Pendle witch trials in Lancashire. I've been asked by the performance artists Wrights and Sites to produce an edition of 400 sculptures for a project in Lancashire to commemorate the trials. The project is called "Signs and Wonders" and you can read more about it on the LancashireWitches400 site. Each of the sculptures I've made contains natural plant fibres from Faughs Quarry, near Pendle; some of the sculptures are made from fired clay, and some from wax; all are either legs or feet to link to the story.

A set of these feet are now on permanent display at the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall. You can also follow the progress of the feet being buried around the world on this site.

Museum Update

I'm collating most of my work into a "museum" so that it can be exhibited as a coherent whole. It's coming along nicely! For those who are interested in the basis of my work, I've posted some more background information and links which shed some light on my artwork. I've been researching prehistory and its relation to art/ritual for more than twenty years, mostly from books and museum collections.

New works

Winter makes my brain fizz with new ideas and here are the results - please check out the new Charms and PRM Drawings pages, and the updates to the BW Photography and Sketchbook pages.