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    No particular place to go

    I had a few days in New York on my own and had some plans but mostly I wandered. I loved my wanderings. Walking the streets and observing and absorbing the sites and sounds. I would head out with a vague direction in mind and […]

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    Argosy Books

    A while ago I was lucky enough to be introduced by a friend to Laura, who runs the map gallery at Argosy Books in New York. Laura was over in London for a week or so and came to visit me in my studio. It […]

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    Wait I’m Coming

    Wait I’m Coming – A Peregrine Falcon hand cut from a Land Classification and Density of Standing Timer Wyoming Cloud Peak Quadrangle. I love love birds of prey, they are so majestic and powerful. Their feathers and colouring really lend themselves to my work. Wait I’m […]

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    The View From Here

    The View From Here – a White Tailed Kite hand cut from a Timber Density Map of Wyoming and South Dakota quadrangle. I love the map that this piece is cut from, I discovered them when I was researching maps of Wyoming and they have become […]

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    Seeking The Dark

    Seeking The Dark is a flock of Western Meadow Larks cut from a topographical map of Wyoming. I love the colours on the map, so unusual and really give an interesting texture to the birds. Seeking The Dark is part of my exhibition A Conference […]

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    A Conference of Bird – install shots

    Hi there, I’ve been a bit quiet as I was away on holiday and then got consumed by working on a proposal (why do the always take twice as long as you think they’re going to). But I’m back now and excited to share some […]

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    A Conference of Birds

    So this is it. A Conference of Birds opens this week, Friday to be exact (click here for details). The work has all arrived safe and sound which I can tell you was a massive relief. I’m always worrying about it until I know it’s […]

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    Maelstrom

    Maelstrom, hand cut UNESCO Geological Map of North America, pins. I love this piece so much. The map is amazing to start with and then I’m really happy with how it worked out. It is 84 cm wide by 67 cm high and framed in […]

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    In The Pink

    In The Pink is another in my series of layered works. This piece is 2 maps layered up. The birds are Great Horned Owls cut from a geological map of Yellowstone Park and are pinned on top of a topographical map cut into trees. This […]

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    Carving New Worlds

    The amazing Fern from Great Scott Films made a short film about me, and you can see it above. It’s the strangest thing watching yourself on video. It’s taken some getting used to. I’m glad I have though, as Fern has made such a lovely […]

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