Tomorrow I will be taking part in the annual art fair that takes place in Brixton. Lovely atmosphere and some great art, come down and find me! Look forward to seeing you there.
Here are some pictures I took of the glass works once they came out of the kiln at https://leadandlight.co.uk. Finished pieces will be 8 cm x 12 cm x 7 cm painted and fired glass , UV bonded with LED light panels.
All inspired by Mary Kingsley , the voyage of climbing Mount Cameroon and the vegetation that she found there.
Currently working on a new project organised by Alicia Pivario, inviting local artists to produce works relating to great women from Highgate. Lovely to be involved in a local project that celebrates pioneering women.
I have chosen Mary Henrietta Kingsley, an explorer who broke the boundaries of what was expected of women of her time. Contemptuous of Europe's 'civilising mission' in Africa, Mary Kingsley's (1862-1900) extraordinary journeys through tropical west Africa are a remarkable record, both of a world which has vanished and of a writer and explorer of immense bravery, wit and humanity. Paddling through mangrove swamps, fending off crocodiles, climbing Mount Cameroon, Kingsley is both admirable and funny.
I am excited to be using glass, a medium I am really familiar with and am firing my individual pieces this week. Updates to follow!
Excited to be one of four selected, to produce a proposal for this commission; the 1% Buffet Cancer sculpture. the work is to be housed in the new Cancer treatment centre.
Currently in the studio creating a model for my proposal and will be flying out to Omaha Nebraska, April 18th