Until recently, my studies of the natural world have been purely academic. With a background in science, I’ve long been fascinated by the intricacies and mysteries of my natural surroundings, and sought to learn of them in greater detail.
However, as I’ve spent more time physically exploring it, most dramatically on a solo cycle trip from London to Sydney, I’ve found personal limitations in the depths my scientific studies and more traditional fine art can go in fully expressing and engaging with the wonder and beauty of it all. For this reason, I began a new, pioneering and highly creative exploration dedicated, in part, to the natural materials I now work with.
I currently live in Salisbury, where I plague my neighbours with consistent levels of sawing and sawdust. They don’t seem to mind too much. When I’m not busy making wood mosaics or log potting, I’m managing a creative treasure trailing company, “HISTORY HUNT”, which I set up in 2017 to engage, excite and challenge people with their surroundings (with the promise of a little treasure of course!).
A view in to my stint as “The Solo Cyclist”: