Working towards the Degree Show

Fish monster for the Anthropocene : piscis plasticus  What do I want to say through my work? I want to communicate the sense and truth about the environmental crisis and, in particular, how it impacts on the worlds oceans, and how we, as humans, are implicated. Plastic features as vivid and ubiquitous evidence of our […]

Tate Exchange 2019: Propositions for Change

I have had the privilege to show my work at Tate Modern alongside other artists in an exhibition entitled ‘Beyond Raising Awareness’, curated by activist artist Paula Meninato, as part of Tate Exchange instigated by Plymouth College of Art. It was an incredible day featuring inspirational talks and a panel discussion. Unfortunately there was no […]

Film Making

How do you reach a wider audience, have more influence, reach the people who don’t venture into art galleries or theatres? The answer is through film and the internet. So I am making a film about plastic pollution in collaboration with Tom Cass, other film and media studies students, photography and Fine Art students, and […]

My First Etching with Aquatint

Having dried the hard ground on the polished and de-greased copper plate, I drew into the surface with a fine pointed tool before etching the lines in the copper, hanging the plate in the etching bath for the prescribed time. I then applied ‘stop-out’ to areas of the plate that I wanted to remain light […]

PLASTICS and YOU

I want to make a difference: to connect with people’s emotions so that everyone feels the urgency of the environmental issues we face as a planet. I took the photograph for this poster using a Go-Pro in the tidal pool near Royal William Yard in Plymouth. Drake’s Island is seen in the background, reminding us […]