'The Mariner' and 'The Wedding Guest' are sculptures designed for the new development in Portishead. They link the high street to the quay side with light lines and spheres marking the path between the four metre high sails. 'The Mariner' displays huge silhouettes backed by illuminated glass sails like the giant wings of an Albatross stretching to the sky. 'The Wedding Guest' is a solitary sail with a moon like orb at its base. The inscription on both sculptures is from the 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
A key feature of Portishead is its expansive sky. To highlight this there are several huge polished spheres placed along the lit timeline running through Portishead’s new development. These spheres reflect the sky bringing it down to earth.
Essentially a piece about regeneration and hope, the sculptures both celebrate and link the town with the sea.
Freedom of the City of London
Topham Trophy Design Competition Award
Royal Museum of Scotland
Priors Court Collection
Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers
Cleveland Craft Centre collection
Victoria & Albert Museum
1999 'Scale', Contemporary Applied Arts
1996 Metalanguage, Barbican Centre
1999 Roger Billcliffe, Fine Art
2003 Harley Gallery, Fine metalwork
2004 Harley Gallery, Goldsmiths Collection
2004 Sculptures and kinetic timepiece. London Business School
2004 Clock, Barometer, Thermometer/ sculpture. Queen Mary 2
1999 Foyer Clock, British Land Co. Regents Park, London
1998 External Clock for 7 Dials, Covent Garden
1997 External Wall Frieze for General Accident (Architect Hawk PLC), Cork St
1996/7 Tower Clock, Market Square Spalding
Sculpture for the London Business School
Public Art work for the Railway Station at Holyhead