The abstract and tactile nature of driftwood is an infinite source of inspiration to me. Using driftwood, gathered locally from the beaches near my home in Devon, and other reclaimed materials, I aim to recycle and create beautiful and quirky sculptures, which move in simple and interesting ways. Each piece of driftwood is selected for its individuality, aesthetics and sculptural potential. The sculptures are then finished with beach finds, gathered along the tide line at low tide; fabric, luminous copper and tree bark add light, movement and texture.
Each individual piece of driftwood has an untold story and I am inspired by the romanticism of the journey it has taken before being revitalised and rejuvenated from functional.... to fun.