I grew up in the relatively harsh, post-1950s western suburbs of Melbourne, where (among other things) I used to sell newspapers next to a large Clement Meadmore sculpture. Living and working overseas in UK, France, USA, India, Thailand, and Japan, made me aware of these early influences.
I’ve exhibited sculpture since winning the 1988 bicentennial Australian Sculpture Award.
About my work
I like the creative process. It makes sense of the world for me. Ideas arise and can be given form. In confronting ‘starkness’ by making physically ‘rough’ sculptures, I sense a path to the underlying richness of life. What else could one ask of ‘art’?
Is there a link between gardening and your creative practice?
There is a link between all things. An organic shape fits in most gardens, as does a contrasting angular shape.
What will you show and share on the day?
I’ll share some of my latest sculptures, the ones I’m most excited about.
What's in your veggie patch?
If I had to tend a garden, I would need to fit into its cycle, which would demand time that I need to make (or grow) sculpture.
Broccoli, so that I could be loved as much as I love broccoli.