Cottesloe Decade Club member since 2015
“When I finished Art School in 1995, I went forth into the world with my inspiration and training and sought opportunities to establish myself as a professional full time sculptor.
Opportunities were scattered, sculpture didn’t have a huge audience in Australia at the time and very few major sculpture events.
Working as a full time sculptor over the next ten years, I was immersed in my studio practice with solo and group exhibitions, commissions and research. Then in 2006, Sculpture by the Sea began in West Australia. This was a hugely encouraging shift in the cultural scene for both West Australian artists and audiences.
I have been fortunate to participate ten times at the Cottesloe exhibition. In those ten years, the opportunities to create works of a scale not feasible in a small studio practice have broadened my body of work, expanding my opportunities – larger works, larger studio, larger audience. It has been a highly rewarding journey, both personally and professionally.
The Sculpture by the Sea organisation, with its dedicated staff, has been supportive of this journey in all aspects and I would like to thank them for all they have done over the past ten years.
Sculpture creates stories– about places, emotions, experiences. I hope that the story continues for many years to come.”