As Part of The Cluntergate Centre’s Wandering in Horbury, aiming to engage the local public with its past and place, I was inspired by some of the stories told about the local historic figure of Victorian naturalist and eco warrior Charles Waterton, and repeat his supposed actions on a slightly larger scale.
When visiting Rome, Waterton apparently climbed to the top of St Peter’s Cathedral and hung his gloves there, only for Pope Pius VII to order him to go back up and fetch them down, which he promptly did.
Passing Through Boston
Emerge Boston’s 2018 festival ‘Random Acts of Shakespeare,’ was a festival for young people by young people incorporating both the work and words of Shakespeare and the history of Boston, Licolnshire.
This was an interactive piece incorporating both, encouraging the public to take on the mantel of passing time itself as it frays away at those long past.
"Thou Know'st 'Tis Common. All that lives must die, passing through nature to eternity"
In:Site at Birmingham Cathedral Square
In:Site is an event at Birmingham Cathedral Square, held by charity Craftspace to promote and involve public with craft. My contribution was a Danse Macabre inspired banner sewn on site, depicting those buried in the cathedral grounds; those which thousands walk past every day without realizing or knowing the colourful history and life that these characters lived.
Graveyard trail sheet side 1
Graveyard trail sheet side 2
Anything but Lucid
In this body of work I have been looking at the imagery and narrative within my own dreams, usually with no clear beginning and no clear end and which, for a time, become the only reality one can take comfort or unease in.
Banner for the female saints of Cornwall
Originally hung in Truro Cathedral during the Create to Commemorate exhibition, this banner depict many of the known female saints of Cornwall, whose work, legends and remnants may still be found even if names are lost to ever fraying time.
My last body work looked into the strange imagery, scenes and narratives that have played out in my dreams.
A temporary piece at the National Trust's Trelissick Gardens, Cornwall 2015
A temporary collaborative piece with Falmouth University and Sue and Pete Hill at the Eden Project, Cornwall 2015