“This exhibition is a mini retrospective of my body of work – it embodies me in sculptural form.
“It all started with Genesis I, seen in the exhibition in bronze from 2010. Free flowing light and air and the feeling of nurturing and support are integral to this sculpture. This sculpture was created at a time of great emotion for me, and to me conveys so much comfort and love.
“Alabaster became my obsession from around 2010, with small sculptures. Why alabaster? Because of the quality of the stone and its translucency (or not) and also because I am attracted to the fact that it is formed in the ground as ‘eggs’ or nodules. It is my connection with the stone that gives birth to the forms. I listen to what the form is telling me, and work slowly, attentively. I enter another world when I carve – which is mostly done by hand filing and hand polishing. I am innately connected to each sculpture. They are part of me, and I am a part of them.
“Despite the ‘faults’ in many of the alabaster sculptures, they are full of life and vitality. Nothing in life is perfect, and they are more ‘real’ for this attribute. There is a blaze of light in everything.”
Thursday 21 June to Sunday 15 July 2018