B.A. and M.A. Fine Art, based at Spike Island Bristol. Shows nationally and internationally, work held in the V&A archive, Falmouth Art Gallery and private collections. Work featured in 'The Guardian', 'The Telegraph', 'Time Out', 'Metro', 'The Observer', 'Artist's Newsletter' and various regional publications.
I would like to furnish my lion with a sumptuous mass of mane constructed from medical scalpel blades to create a tufted, luscious surface and to have the body sprayed to a perfect metal finish in a paint shop. The blades are harmless as I obtain them before they are sharpened, although they still retain the suggestion of danger. The idea encompasses the nobility and profound beauty of big cats but also makes plain the deadly potential of these astonishing beasts. The materials will withstand outdoor conditions and with a little light the blades sparkle, throwing light onto surrounding areas and surfaces.