Mine are animal stories told through words, sound and sculpture. More often than not they are about land and wildlife and a sense of their mystery, power and vulnerability in relation to humankind. Uneasy or tragic, irrational or obscure, my stories express a real world of suffering and transcendence: making sculpture from organic materials as a means to express advocacy, wonder or commemoration; shifting to the written word as a way to enter emotional and numinous spaces of memory and dream. I want to be honest in negotiating the complex experiences that arise in relation to a time of climate emergency: there is anger, fear and sorrow, but also opportunities for magic, fertility and renewal.
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