“Whilst collecting images of scrap metal and architectural salvage, I came to the realization that corrosion and decay has its own inherent ‘beauty’ that is just as valid as any highly polished finishing process. We are conditioned into expecting ‘beautiful’ objects to be polished and flawless and we see corrosion as a despoiler and ultimately a destroyer. But consider this, corrosion takes on many forms and its different combinations of textures and colours are seemingly limitless. Rust for example, comes in many different forms, each one the result of a unique set of factors. Next time you see a scrap yard, think of it as a pile of inspiration! Despite appearances, the ’Heavy Series' of tables and wall panels are much lighter than they seem. By using a combination of light weight materials, and ‘found objects‘, I explore the hidden beauty of corrosion and decay.”
Biography: Dec 06 Harris Open Exhibition, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire Aug 06 POST IT, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside April-June 06 North of Watford, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancashire Dec 05 Harris Open Exhibition, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire (First Prize) Nov-Dec 05 Inside/Outside, Haworth Gallery, Accrington, Lancashire Oct-Nov 05 North West Open Exhibition, Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria Jul-Sept 05 West Lancashire Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire June 05 Inner-city Living 05, The Old Bank, Church Street, Preston, Lancashire Dec 04-Jan 05 Beautiful Things Gorgeous Stuff!, Central Art Gallery, Ashton-under-Lyne Oct-Nov 04 The Sefton Open Exhibition, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Merseyside Jul-Aug 04 West Lancashire Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire June 04 'Innercity Living', Market Place, Preston, Lancashire May 04 'Art on the Heap', The Dukes, Lancaster, Lancashire Dec 03-Jan 04 ‘Great Preston Art Bazaar’, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire Nov 2003 ‘Pay & Display’, Kendals Car Park, Manchester May-Nov 03 East & West International Contemporary Art Competition. (Design category winner) Aug–Sept 2003 ‘Tradition Versus Technology’, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancashire Apr-Jun 2003 ‘Lancashire Craft Fair’, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancashire March 2003 ‘Instinct’, Artlounge, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire Oct 02- Feb 03 ‘New Creators’, Turton Tower Museum, Bolton, Lancashire Aug-Sept 2002 Artlounge, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire July 2002 ‘New Designers’, Business Design Centre, London June 2002 University of Central Lancashire Degree Show Nov-Dec 2001 ‘Great Preston Art Bazaar’, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire May 2001 ‘Inside Outside’, Cedar Farm Gallery, Mawdesley Nov-Dec 2000 ‘Great Preston Art Bazaar’, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire Oct 2000 ‘Red Bull Creative Contest’, Royal College of Art, London Sept-Oct 1999 ‘Face to Face’, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancashire
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