It all started in the 90s when I acquired a 'bag of things'. Odds and ends and beads and flim flam
and broken bits and old toys and so on and so on.
All I could think to do with it was stick it onto a board and make a picture. I had fun doing it and went on to make big mad brooches which sold in a craft shop in St Ives, (Cornwall)
where I was living at the time..
Later I created pieces for my own home and for friends.
I recently bought a huge quantity of this tat from eBay - 18kg - to make 3 more for the house
and three to sell. After washing and sorting everything 2 weeks had gone by!
Here are the finished collages.
DURING LOCKDOWN I BOUGHT MORE AND MADE ANOTHER SEVEN, BUT SMALLER.
One more can be found on the Paintings page as one of the four Sherlock portraits.
A wordplay on the work of Piet Mondrian who made art using grids.
Beads, broken jewellery, shells, glitter glue, contact adhesive, paint, chain, keys, found items and contour paste on plywood.
A LOVELY CROP OF BEADS: LANDSCAPE AS PORTRAIT.
Inspired by field systems in the
landscape, with beads as the crops. A picture in this attitude is called
'portrait', a picture turned 90 degrees is referred to as 'landscape'.
Beads, broken jewellery, glitter glue, contact adhesive, nail varnish, chain and contour paste on plywood.
A Union flag made from all textures and colours, reflecting our multiracial and multicultural society.
Beads, broken jewellery, shells, glitter glue, contact adhesive, found items, paint and contour paste on plywood.
THE ART OF MONOPOLY.
A satirical piece about the art world. Photos show the whole piece plus details.
Paint, ink, card, paper and contact adhesive on deep edge canvas. Strung ready for hanging.
TEA AND CAKES
48cm x 34cm
Beads, chain and found objects on plywood. Strung ready for hanging.
Beads, contour paste and glitter glue on plywood. Strung ready for hanging.