A subtly reflective piece with of turbulent black clouds across its matt surface .
Bespoke sizing and compostion availble. piece shown is 80 cm in diameter.
Resin / Lucite / Wood
A large ceremonial garland or Lei, formed of hundreds of hand formed domes in patinated gilding metal, suspended on steel cable from the wall on museum style, bronze studs. This is a tribute to the "Sonambient" sculptures of the Italian American mid-centuary artist, jeweller and designer, Harry Bertoia.
Lei (/leɪ/) is a garland or wreath, it is also more loosely defined as any series of objects strung together with the intent to be worn. The most popular concept of a lei in Hawaiian and Polynesian culture is a wreath of flowers presented upon arriving or leaving as a symbol of affection, although They can be made for a variety of reasons and symbolism, including remembrance and mourning. Lei can be made from a wide variety for natural materials, including fern fronds, fruit and shells, with styles and construction methods varying across different communities.
200 cm high x 50cm wide (400 cm total length).
A huge lens cast in translucent, cerulean blue tinted resin, layered over a hand silvered panel, set within a patinated steel frame. This creates a unique optical effect, magnifying and manipulating the reflection though the coloured lens, generating a layered triple reflection.
Resin / Silver / Steel
Layered expressive brushstrokes in pure liquid mirror, these combine on layers of glass and Lucite to create an intrieging, shifting reflection. Framed in black oak with bronzed brass detailing.
PALLADIUM / GLASS / LUCITE / OAK / BRONZE
Wall screen, steel framed, rust engrained and corroded Doulglas fir with a rising moon in burnt gesso and pigment.
Six individual panels, flush mounted on a hidden battern system.
260 cm wide X 201 cm high X 6 cm projection from wall.
RUST / STEEL / WOOD / BURNT GESSO / PIGMENT
The Parabolic Study tables are the result of a period of research and experimentation into methods of dynamic casting, attempting to develop completely new casting processes in which the mould is not a fixed constant in the production of a piece, but is encouraged to change and therefore alter each piece.
This uses a super flexible membrane that is then deformed using super strong rare-earth magnets. This naturally creates a flawless glossy parabolic black void, that contrasts with the raw grey exterior of the cast.
60cm high x 30cm wide x 40cm deep.
60cm high x 30cm wide x 40 cm deep 45 - 50 kg ea
Blossfeldt station I, II, dropped signal .
A reinterpretation of gothic reliquary boxes, topped by biomorphic ariels instead of ornate spires, but still created using traditional silversmithing techniques. These boxes suggest sacred meaning or ritual use, are these primitive renderings of contemporary technology transmitting or receiving?, do they sit listening to our desires or broadcasting wishes from the beyond?.
Despite its primitive appearance and haphazard surface, the rubber is actually an advanced high performance coating, taken from the aerospace and automotive industries, where it is prized for its durability and sound deadening properties. It coats these ariels which appear to have emerged and grown out of the boxes, like some odd flower, rendering their previously resonant forms mute.
The boxes pay homage to the german photographer Karl Blossfeldt and his seminal book Urformen der Kunst in which his closeup architectural photographs of plants formed one of the key references in the development of Biomorphism.
The spill cast and reticulated english pewter discs molten surface is heavily cratered and patinated, capturing the surface of that distant moon. The disc is illuminated with warm white LED strip , giving an even wash of light across the wall, and through the craters and voids of the surface.
80cm in diameter ( dimensions variable )
Water-silvered glass forming a swirling nebula cloud of mirror , layered with translucent deep blue resin over further silvering . Mounted within a dark patinated steel frame.
As featured in Elle Decoration UK, August edition, 2015.
Glass / Silver / Steel / Resin /
A deep saturated blue resin and glass panels over a water silvered mirror, framed in a deep-set patinated and oil sealed steel frame.
variable diameters , 100 mm deep
GLASS / RESIN / STEEL / WOOD
Shou – Sugi – Ban ( traditional Japanese charred wood finish ) American yellow pine panels which are Matt hard wax oil sealed, with an inset giant moon in a burnt gesso finish, with custom patinated brass sphere pin hinges and capping plates.
The burnt gesso is a unique and unpredictable process and finish, in which a synthetic gesso is burnt and carved back, creating a molten surface riven with cracks and craters
( 10 panels 28.5cm wide by 25mm ( 1") thick each panel 200cm high x 300cm wide in total when flat )
BURNT GESSO / WOOD / PATINATED BRASS
A slice of silvered cloud caught between a sheet of low-iron glass and a slab of thick clear perspex, with frosted edges that diffuse the light though the piece. Held with dark patinated brass clasps, float mounted from the wall.
GLASS / SILVER / PERSPEX / BRASS
THE PLEIADES IN MYTHOLOGY
In the clear night skies of antiquity the Pleiades star cluster was an object of wonder and a subject of myth in almost every culture on the planet. The heliacal (near dawn) rising of the Pleiades in spring in the northern hemisphere has from ancient times augured the opening of the seafaring and farming season: while its dawn autumnal setting marked the season’s end.
The Pleiades are among the first stars mentioned in literature, appearing in Chinese annals of about 2350 BC. The earliest European references are somewhat later, in a poem by Hesiod in about 1000 BC and in Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad and later the Bible.
The etymological derivation of the name Pleiades (Πλειαδεσ) is uncertain, a possible root is from Pindar, an early Greek poet, who named the cluster the Peleiades – ‘a flock of Doves’ – is, perhaps, the original form.
The 19th century poet Alfred Lord Tennyson described, in his poem Locksley Hall, the rising Pleiades:
Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising thro’ the mellow shade,Glitter like a swarm of fireflies tangled in a silver braid.
Large cast resin convex lens , in a shifting blue / turquoise tone with an internal rippling surface over water silvered mirroring , framed in a patinated black steel frame.
LUCITE / RESIN / GLASS / STEEL / WOOD
A center table , created using a unique process of engineered shaped antlers. These are from a sustainable source, being naturally shed antlers from Scottish Red Deer.
After intensive experimentation with different ways of shaping and working with antlers, we developed a unique process of fusing them together. Using this technique, with inspiration from Viennese secessionism, antique Chinese furniture, and the lightness and intricacy of Gothic vaulting and tracery to create striking pieces that redefine traditional use of antlers in furniture.
This table is inherently unique, due to the organic nature of the antlers that form the starting point for the design.
78 cm high by 111 cm in diameter
Antlers / Wood / Steel / Gesso / Resin
Sound mirror / Vessel / Relic
Cast polymer plaster bowls, these are shattered and the pieced back together again. They are then restored using a technique similar to Kintsugi ("golden joinery"), also known as Kintsukuroi. This is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered precious metals. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than as something to disguise.
These wall mounted pieces appear to be the relics of a past, or possibly future civilisation .
80 cm in diameter x 15 cm projection from the wall.
polished polymer plaster / bronze / steel
Huge custom triptych of nebula mirrors, with clouds of silvering flowing across the expanse of glass, layered with coloured translucent resin and further silvering, giving a sense of shifting depth to the piece. Mounted within black patinated steel frames .
( 300 cm wide x 200 cm high in total )
GLASS/ SILVER / RESIN / STEEL
A candelabra or table sculpture, which was inspired by the forms of blossoming branches of the Blackthorn, whose delicate spherical blooms are surrounded and protected by the long, sharp thorns that give it its name.
Made from the engineered and jointed antlers, naturally shed by british Red, Sika and Roe deer, covered in a hard wearing black gesso, with a matte polished finish. This is set with the spherical candle holders in a deeply patinated and oil rubbed brass.
( 36 cm high x 108 cm long x 46 cm deep )
Antler / Gesso / Brass
Featured in House and Garden Nov 2014
Unique water silvered mirrors in glass, lead and silver, which gives the illusion of a reflective silver cloud captured inside a lead framed vitrine, creating a soft shifting reflection.
Glass / Silver / Lead
Inspired by the Pleiades constellation and the 18th century artists tool, claude mirrors. Created using a unique process of water silvering onto glass, the liquid silver is composed and manipulated upon the glass to capture the swirling clouds of dust and stars that make up the constellation. The deep blue black silk velvet backing, from one of few remaining english mills, gives illusion of the deep black softness of night, and is shot through with a slight iridescent blue flash when viewed from some angles. Framed in patinated and oil finished, engineered steel frame with brass screw detailing. Due to the silvering process each mirror is unique.
120 cm in diameter by 10 cm deep
Glass / Silver / Steel / Velvet / Brass / Wood
A deep saturated red mirror, of layered silvered panels. This creates a fascinating multiple reflection which shifts and moves as the viewer moves past the piece.
Framed in black oak with bronzed brass detailing.
GLASS / LUCITE / SILVERING / OAK / BRONZE
The four panel screen in created with a process of flame carving , combining intensive hand carving, with erosion and shaping by flame of the laminate panels . The Front is deeply carved with organic, flowing design while the reverse has a subtler undulating design.
The custom brass hinges are set with irregularly set brass spheres down the long hinge bars. These match the brass trim on the end panels and the sphere feet, all in a lightly patinated and brushed texture, with an oil sealed finish
Layered glass and poured translucent resin, with hand water-silvered mirroring, framed in a worked and polished black gesso frame.
Dimensions : 123cm high by 60cm, by 7cm deep
As featured on the cover of House and Garden Uk Nov 2014
Agate Slice mirrors, layered glass, resin and silvering in various tones all held in a hand caved wooden frame, finished in black polished gesso.
As Featured in Elle Decoration Uk December 2014 Luxe List edition.