I have always been fascinated by materials, steel, glass, concrete, plastic, etc ever since I was a child, sitting out in the back yard trying to hammer a nail into a piece of wood.
Working as a technician in Industry and building services for many years, had a profound effect on me. So when I started working as an artist, I wanted to create my own devices and machines, which were philosophical and esthetic in nature.
Everything belongs in nature and creation, and beauty can be found in the most unlikely of places, for those with eyes to see, so why not in industry and technology.
Spending my youth playing in the fields and woods of south east Ireland, and my adult years in cities and Industry, I wanted to unite and reconcile these parts of me within my art work. Seemingly hard unfeeling industry can have a spirit and beauty of its own. Beauty is not just confined to the art gallery or the flower. I have experienced this first hand, having worked in many electrical rooms under the city of London and the deserts of Saudi Arabia.
Objects Lamps and Furniture.
Parts of machines, an electrical insulator, an old bath. I like to re-invent "found objects" and give them a new function, a new lease of life. In the end they are just objects like everything else, and can be reinvented and made to shine in a new and completely different manner. We are conditioned over time to see objects and things in a very standard and uninteresting way but that is just perception, the world is full of possibilities.
Human beings, need to change and re-invent them selves as well at times, if we really want to live a full and interesting life.