The Lore of Curious Things

This solo show was held in 2017 at the Gallagher and Turner gallery, Newcastle and featured 11 drawings of Curious Things. I use objects and creatures (natural and artificial) which may initially seem to be of modest importance but which are, to me, touchstones with a richness of associations, narratives and significance. Some are toys which are framed by the culture of their origin or appropriation which trigger imagination and memories of stories both learned and invented. Some of the subjects I use are are real flauna and flora, some living and some dead. They are all beautiful and I study them as subjects for my own narratives hoping to generate new connections through the compositions. Much of my work explores the Seduction of Artifice by using rigorous observation and figurative representation I explore implied factual truth and personal intrpretation.