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Subtitle

ARBORACEOUS CREATURES...Do they exist?

"ARBORACEOUS SCULPTURES &  PHENOMENAL 3DIMENSIONAL  CARVED -INSTALLATIONS.



 CULLED FROM THE FALLEN....   TWISTED CARCASSES OF THE 'ONCE 'MIGHTY ' 


COLOSSAL TREE.... I HAVE FOCUSED & ENRICHED MY KNOWLEDGE & USAGE OF  these CONSUMED &


 forgotten VESTIGES OF  TIMBER!! ".



"Voices in the forest tell of dark twisted Enchantments - as dark & twisted 
as the roots and grasping branches of the trees themselves.
Even the most 
gnarled tree is eloquent in the telling of its own tale"!?.
                                                                          - BRAIN FROUD 









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This body of work was informed by 

GOYA'S etchings & the work of the brilliant Francis Bacon.Also contemporary artist, Raqib Shaw......Inspired!

Title: THE PYREXIAN
 
CARVED FROM THE DEAD ROOTS OF A QUERCUS VELUTINA

Wooden installation - Aberrantly carved
 in a crepuscular, twisted composition 

Inspired by the Abominable horned creature....PHYREXIAN.

TITLE:      DECORTICATED JACKALOPE
TEXTURAL INSTALLATION - A Juxtaposition of carved wood,
natural offal, bones, human hair & decayed teeth.

Size: 2.5ft by 1.5ft.  Completed - June 2017

A MYTHICAL  JACKALOPE, EXUVIATED TO ITS RAW CARCASS OF GLISTENING FLESH!!

Title:  THE CASTRATOR
A Mixed medium installation - A 'chunky'
trunk of a mature beech, amalgamated with a
variety of metallic & iron elements. 
The final component & the intrinsic focal point of the
installation is the intricately carved phallus - from the shinbone of a cow.
size: 3ft by 2ft              
Completed: August 2017

*functional contraption: refer to hiring agreement/policy.

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