LARGE WORKS

ROCK BOTTOM RISER II

Corten Steel, Perforated Steel, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Cast Aluminium

305 x 200 x 100cm | 2013

Rock Bottom Riser

DREAM VOYAGER (Oz Minerals Copper Sculpture Award)

Copper, Stainless Steel, Corten Steel, Cast Aluminium

385 x 300 x 120cm | 2013

Dream VoyagerDream Voyager

REST I (Relief)

Copper, Stainless Steel, Cast Aluminium

300 x 25 x 12cm | 2013

Rest I

REST II (Relief)

Copper, Stainless Steel, Cast Aluminium

246 x 15 x 9cm | 2013

Rest II

BIRD SPIRIT VESSEL (for Palmer)

Corten Steel, Stainless Steel, Mild Steel

200 x 87 x 55cm | 2012

Bird Spirit Vessel

DREAM VOYAGER VI (large)

Corten Steel, Stainless Steel, Mild Steel, Cast Aluminium

300 x 150 x 80cm | 2012

Dream Voyager IV (large)

MRS EXPANDED UNIVERSE II (Mobile)

Stainless Steel, S/S Rivets, Timber

195 x 200 x 40cm | 2011

Mrs Expanded Universe II
 

Bird of Prayer Series

BIRD OF PRAYER
(Womanly Bottom - Harry Meerts 50th Birthday Present)

Plastic, Corten Steel, Mild Steel, Timber

2009

Bird of PrayerBird of Prayer

BIRD OF PRAYER I

Acrylic, Corten Steel, Mild Steel, Cast Aluminium

188 x 30 x 18cm | 2010

Bird of Prayer IBird of Prayer I

BIRD OF PRAYER II

Acrylic, Corten Steel, Mild Steel, Cast Aluminium

185 x 30 x 40cm | 2010

Bird of Prayer IIBird of Prayer II

BIRD OF PRAYER III

Acrylic, Corten Steel, Mild Steel, Cast Aluminium

177 x 30 x 46cm | 2010

Bird of Prayer IBird of Prayer III

BIRD OF PRAYER IV

Acrylic, Corten Steel, Mild Steel, Cast Aluminium

176 x 35 x 44cm | 2010

Bird of Prayer IV

BIRD OF PRAYER V

Acrylic, Corten Steel,Stainless Steel, Cast Aluminium

170 x 45 x 45cm | 2011

Bird of Prayer VBird of Prayer V

BIRD OF PRAYER VI

Acrylic, Corten Steel, Mild Steel, Cast Aluminium

201 x 75 x 30cm | 2011

Bird of Prayer VI
 

Lorne Sculpture Exhibition   2009

Set Sail For The Heart Of The Sun

What was the initial concept for the work?

Most artists have their own particular rythm language through which a body of work is composed over time..rather than being overly choreographed I have a sense of trust and anticipation for the next step.  I am constantly drawing upon core inspirations and concepts that drive new creations. Initial concepts for the work are: the sculptures that have come before which explore the themes of 'emptiness of independent form'. With this work I am inviting the viewer into a little poetic scene by using pre-existing symbols and themes..ie a sail, a boat form, a standing figure. The true joy of the work lies in the simple relationship of materials and forms to one another.

Did the site have any influence over the work?

Generally I love to create sculpture inspired by place. I didn't see the site before creating this work so I imagined it. There is always a space in my minds eye where the sculpture will go..real or imagined. Regardless of knowing a site or not..there are often pleasant surprises of un-orchestrated spatial relationships that come to the fore on placing the work.

How does it relate to previous works?

The sail form emerged two years ago...the figure with elongated head has been developing over this time as well. My earlier work tried to express notions of emptiness through the process of repetitious layering without concious representation of figures, symbols etc. Recently I am trying to get to the same place (emptiness) from a different starting point..using symbols like the figure..the sail..boat...to entice the viewer into the work through the story and then hopefully beyond the initial cues.

Why did you use these materials?

The sail represents the sky. The boat represents the earth and the figure is a mixture of both.

What do you hope people get out of the work?

A sense of movement and play. A feeling of quiet, purposeful presence.

What future projects do you have planned?

I have a public sculpture commission in Adelaide which will keep me busy until xmas and then a solo show later next year. I love most to be developing the work in the studio.

 

SET SAIL FOR THE HEART OF THE SUN

Stainless Steel, Perforated Steel, Corten Steel,Mild Steel, CAst Aluminium Head
270 x 120 x 260cm | 2009

Base Form 1Base Form 1
 

Voyage of the Beauty Hunters

VOYAGE OF THE BEAUTY HUNTERS

Aluminium, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Lead, Copper, Brass, Zincalume, S/S Rivets, Banksia, Tallowwood, Red Cedar, Bloodwood

2005

The Voyage of the Beauty Hunters

VOYAGE OF THE BEAUTY HUNTERS I

Aluminium, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Lead, S/S Rivets, Banksia, Tallowwood

178.5 x110 x 60cm | 2005

The Voyage of the Beauty Hunters pt1

VOYAGE OF THE BEAUTY HUNTERS II

Aluminium, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Lead, Copper, Brass, S/S RivetsBanksia, Tallowwood, Red Cedar, Bloodwood

209 x 70 x 63cm | 2005

The Voyage of the Beauty Hunters pt2

VOYAGE OF THE BEAUTY HUNTERS III

Aluminium, Mild Steel, Zincalume, Lead, Copper, Brass, S/S Rivets, Tallowwood, Bloodwood


166 x 110 x 55cm | 2005

The Voyage of the Beauty Hunters pt3

VOYAGE OF THE BEAUTY HUNTERS IV

Corten Steel, Stainless Steel, Cast Bronze, Copper, Brass, Aluminium, Mild Steel

195 x 110 x 50cm | 2009

Base Form 1Base Form 1

VOYAGE OF THE BEAUTY HUNTERS (Detail)

Aluminium, Mild Steel, Zincalume, Lead, Copper, Brass, S/S Rivets, Tallowwood, Bloodwood

2005

The Voyage of the Beauty Hunters (detail)

SYDNEY SHOW 2005
(Voyage of the Beauty Hunters Pt3 and Conductor III)

 

Sydney Show, 2005
 

Rock Bottom Riser 2008

A homage to the enduring nature of spirit.

Let gravity breakdown body,
And spread it into the huge earth,
Filling the sail of spirit to infinite sky.
Reconcile my presence here.

OVERVIEW

Rock Bottom Riser was shown to a small audience at the 2008 Palmer Sculpture Biennial and later purchased by a private buyer. To give a wider audience the chance to see one of my strongest works to date I proposed to create the sculpture for the McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award 2010.

'Rock Bottom Riser' comprises three interconnecting sculptural forms:

1. The base: tapering geometric crystalline form to signify the earth.
Materials used: fully welded corten steel 3mm sheet.

2. The figure: horizontal form to represent the body.
Materials used: perforated steel sheet welded upon 16mm steel rod. Cast aluminium head and tip.

3. The sail: Upright mast and curving sail tapering to a point represents a union with infinite space.
Materials used: Stainless steel strips welded upon stainless steel rod.

GENERAL CONCEPT

The sail form has emerged in my studio practice over the last two years along with the development of figure forms with elongated heads. My earlier work tried to express notions of emptiness through the process of repetitious layering without conscious representation of figures, symbols etc. More recently I am trying to entice the viewer into the same consciousness space (emptiness of independent form) by weaving a story into the overall sculpture by alluding to symbolic cues such as the sail and the figure.

ROCK BOTTOM RISER

Corten Steel, Perforated Steel, Stainless Steel, Cast Aluminium

230 x 200 x 70cm | 2008

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SIMON CARROLL TIMELAPSE AT PALMER, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Corten Steel, Perforated Steel, Stainless Steel, Cast Aluminium

230 x 200 x 70cm | 2008

Simon Carroll Timelapse at Palmer, South AustraliaSimon Carroll Timelapse at Palmer, South Australia
 

Reclining Figure Series

RECLINING FIGURE I

Mild Steel, Aluminium. Corten Steel and Stainless Steel Base.

38x 110 x 50cm
Base: 95 x 120 x 60cm | 2006/2007

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RECLINING FIGURE II

Copper Aluminium, Copper. Corten Steel and Stainless Steel Base.

53 x 95 x 44cm
Base: 95 x 120 x 60cm | 2007

Reclining Figure 2Reclining Figure 2Reclining Figure 2

RECLINING FIGURE III

Stainless Steel, Aluminium .Corten Steel and Stainless Steel Base.

42 x 115 x 45cm
Base: 95 x 120 x 60cm | 2007

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Reclining Figure 3Reclining Figure 3

RECLINING FIGURE IV

Stainless Steel, Cast Aluminium. Corten Steel and Stainless Steel Base.

140 x 120 x 50cm | 2008

Reclining Figure 4
 

The Quickening

'The Quickening' shows a significant development to my overall body of sculpture to date. Having clearly refined and evolved a unique sculptural language for the past decade, 'The Quickening' shows a maturation and celebration of this process. By curving the frame both longitudinally and laterally, I am now stretching the work into new and exciting territory. As one walks around the sculpture, the repetitive layering and wrapping of copper strips upon the warped stainless steel framework displays an ever changing breadth and complexity of form and internal space.

As the name suggests, 'The Quickening' expresses a gravity defying act of accelerated movement. Central to my work is the notion of emptiness, the interdependent and changing nature of form. To see the emptiness of form is to feel the interconnected nature of reality. 'The Quickening' aims to bring the perception of emptiness closer to the surface, casting away the labels of false recognition.

THE QUICKENING
(Burghley House, England)

Copper, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Mild Steel Base Plates

480 x 235 x 110cm | 2007

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THE QUICKENING
Detials

Copper, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Mild Steel Base Plates

480 x 235 x 110cm | 2007

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THE QUICKENING
(Quenington Sculpture Show, England)

Copper, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Mild Steel Base Plates

480 x 235 x 110cm | 2007

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BIRD SPIRIT VESSEL

Corten Steel, Stainless Steel, Copper, Mild Steel, Concrete, Pigment, Timber

120 x 21 x 15cm | 2010

Bird Spirit Vessel

DREAM POD

Corten Steel,Stainless Steel, Mild Steel

205 x 160 x 120cm | 2010

Dream PodDream Pod

RECLINING FIGURE IN A LANDSCAPE I

Stainless Steel, Corten Steel, Cast Aluminium

130 x 110 x 70cm | 2009

Base Form 1Base Form 1

RECLINING FIGURE IN A LANDSCAPE II
(reclning mind in a figurescape)

Copper, Stainless Steel, Corten Steel, Cast Aluminium

160 x 135 x 65cm | 2010

Base Form 1

FALLEN STAR

Corten Steel, Plastic,Threaded Rod

150 x 100 x 100cm | 2009

Base Form 1

PRECIOUS BIRD

Cast Aluminium, Copper, Mild Steel, Brass, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Zincalume. Corten Steel Base

190 x 25.5 x 45cm | 2008

Precious BirdPrecious BirdPrecious BirdPrecious BirdPrecious Bird

FALCO

Aluminium, Mild Steel, Brass, Copper, Zincalume, Stainless Steel, Corten Steel, Timber

2007

FalcoFalcoFalco

MRS EXPANDED UNIVERSE
(HOOCHI NOGUCHI)

Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Timber

160 x 170 x 120cm | 2007

Mrs Expanded Universe

PARTNERS

Stainless Steel, Copper, Mild Steel, Timber

448 x 41 x 36cm | 2006

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PartnersPartnersPartners

THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

Copper, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, S/S Rivets, Red Mahogany

152 x 49 x 30cm | 2005

The Beginning of Something BeautifulThe Beginning of Something Beautiful

VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED

Galvanised iron, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, S/S Rivets, Timber

130 x 160 x 320cm | 2005

Voyage of the Damned

VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED
(Port Maquarie and Sydney)

Galvanised iron, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, S/S Rivets, Timber

130 x 160 x 320cm | 2005

Voyage of the Damned, Port MacquarieVoyage of the Damned, Sydney

COMPLETION FORM 2005

Costal Banksia, Aluminium, Stainless Steel, S/S Rivets

123 x 18 x 19cm | 2005

Completion Form 2005

COMPLETION FORM 2004

Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Jarrah, S/S Rivets

89 x 15 x 9cm | 2004

Completion Form 2004Completion Form 2004

FATHER AND SON

Stainless Steel, Copper, Mild Steel, S/S Rivets, Bloodwood

146 x 220 x 200cm | 2004

Father and SonFather and SonFather and Son

PRAYER II

Bloodwood (beeswax), Stainless Steel, Mild Steel, Lead, Copper, Brass, Zincalume, Aluminium, Plywood

172 x 54 x 32cm | 2004

Prayer 2

REST

Australian Red Cedar, Brass, Stainless Steel, S/S Rivets

2004

RestRest 2

CONDUCTOR III

Brass, Lead, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, S/S Rivets, Bloodwood (beeswax)

45 x 40 x 120cm | 2004

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CONDUCTORS II & III

Brass, Lead, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, S/S Rivets, Copper, Bloodwood (beeswax), Tallowwood

2003/2004

onductors 2 and 3

PRAYER I

Spotted Gum, Stainless Steel, Mild Steel, Lead, Copper, Brass, Zincalume, Aluminium, Plywood

122 x 107 x 29.5cm | 2003

Prayer 1

BASE FORM I

Stainless Steel, Brass, Mild Steel, Eucalypt, S/S Rivets

120 x 21 x 15cm | 2003

Base Form 1

BASE FORM II

Stainless Steel, Brass, Mild Steel, Eucalypt, S/S Rivets

109 x 19.5 x 19.5cm | 2003

Base Form 2

BASE FORM II & CONDUCTOR I

Stainless Steel, Brass, Mild Steel, Eucalypt, S/S Rivets

Base form 2 and Conductor 1

CONDUCTOR II

Tallowwood, Copper, Stainless Steel, Mild Steel, S/S Rivets, Plywood

125 x 55 x 48cm | 2003

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SYNTHESIS

Perforated Steel, Mild Steel, Jarrah, Stainless Steel

165 x 22 x 17.5cm | 2003

Synthesis

SECURE FORM I

Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Jarrah, S/S Rivets

220 x 21.5 x 21.5cm | 2003

SecureSecure (detail)

SECURE FORM II

Stainless Steel, Brass, Copper, Mild Steel, Zincalume, Jarrah

188 x 18 x 18cm | 2003

Secure Form 2Secure Form 2

SECURE FORM III

Stainless Steel, Jarrah, Mild Steel

300 x 65 x 50cm | 2001

Secure 3Secure 3

SECURE FORMS
at BMG Art, Adelaide

Mixed Media

Maximum Height 350cm

Secure Forms at BMG Art, Adelaide

CAMEL DREAMING

Stainless Steel, Jarrah

230 x 115 x 40cm | 2001

Camel Dreaming

DRAGON FLY

Satinless Steel, Jarrah

240 x 112 x 31cm | 2001

Dragon Fly

METALLIC ORGANIC I

Aluminiun, Steel, Bronze

210 x 150 x 35cm | 1999

Metallic Organic

METALLIC ORGANIC II

Aluminium, Steel, Bronze

1999

Metallic Organic II

METALLIC ORGANIC IV

Aluminium, Steel, Bronze

35 x 20 x 27cm | 1999

Metallic Organic 4Metallic Organic 4

METALLIC ORGANIC V

Aluminium, Steel, Bronze

42 x 187 x 67cm | 1999

Metallic Organic 5