I have always loved exploring the human and animal forms, which in turn has allowed me to find ways in which to express the emotional through the physical. Drawing in charcoal has always been one of my great pleasures and in particular, making huge drawings. Some of those shown are vast in real terms. Drawing such large images is more 'making' than drawing and the sheer physical effort is enticingly delightful. I once watched a video about Australian and Suffolk artist Arthur Boyd, painting a vast landscape painting with a broom. It was electrifying to watch.
Most of my sculpture, unless very small, is made of plaster and steel. The interaction of both these materials is delightful as they each convey different messages to the viewer. Take for example the two horse piece 'Hierarchy' and the horse's head 'Strain', based on the head of the 'Horse of Selene', part of the Elgin Marbles collection. These sculptures come alive when the two materials are used in a way that tells a story beyond the simple visual representation.