Stone carving is an activity that could easily cover a number of lifetimes to explore and develop. It is perhaps the oldest of art forms, from images scratched out of rock faces onwards, it hasn't essentially changed in all that time. It is still a matter of taking away, of reducing the stone to reveal and animate the potential form inside. Stone, in all it's seductive variety has been a repository of our ideas of who we are, who we could ideally be, and of what we think of the world around us. Ten thousand hours is the oft-quoted minimum required apprenticeship. These images are snapshots of my journey along that road.
Bird stone carvings The endless variety, tremendous character and the essential wildness of birds has always fascinated me.
Relief carvings I love the graphic possibilities relief carving gives. It really is like drawing in stone, but with an extra dimension to play with.
Lettering I find traditional V-cut lettering to be both a delight and a discipline.
Wood carvings Wood is such a seductive medium and invites the sense of touch.
Models & Drawings Behind each finished piece of sculpture is often a wealth of work which is largely unseen.