Saturday, 6 February 2010

This is a detailed image of one of my designs that I have produced for Indigo trade fair, Paris. I was influenced by the ironworks seen at the V & A and also the Telling Tales exhibition that was on at the time I visited.

This had a wealth of darker fairytale images of old, as in the past these stories were a lot darker. In fact it is probably only in the recent century just gone by that they between became more watered down and sweeter. The original Hans Christian Anderson Little Mermaid is not a story that Disney would retell in it's original form, it has almost become censored really. Personally I like to show a bit more of an edge to my work, as whilst I appreciate the beauty of nature I personally think it could be found in many more diverse places than one would think to look.....

This wonderful and slightly surreal sculpture was seen in Kew Gardens last summer, it was one of a series made to commemorate 250 years of Kew Gardens. It was rightly striking and symbolic, by really making a statement and yet retaining an organic feel to it whilst showing the propagation of the species, through the wind. The beautiful sinewy lines were in contrast to the delicate hues of the sky behind, and I felt that I attempted to capture the essence of this in my recent work for Indigo.


  1. You have really captured the darkness that you were drawn to at the exhibitions, well done!

  2. Hi, I'm new to this! But Mum told me about your blog and I'm really impressed with your design, it's really striking and you can definately see that your inspired by Robert Ryan. I like it a lot!

  3. thanks to both of you...
    it's really appreciated, as I was starting to feel like I was talking to myself on here!