Wirksworth in Derbyshire
'Window' Framed 50cm x 50cm
"I desired liberty; for liberty I gasped; for liberty I uttered a prayer; it seemed scattered on the wind then faintly blowing"
'Bookwork' (detail) Made of book paper from a copy of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, figures made from the book illustrations and the title is a quote from the book.
"I knew Riddings, Lord Lathkill's place from the outside. It was an old Derbyshire stone house at the end of the village of Middleton"
Bookwork. (detail) Made from book, Short Stories by D H Lawrence, the title is a quote from short story called Glad Ghosts. From 1918 to 1919 Lawrence and his wife Frieda lived in Mountain cottage which still clings to the steep wooded hillside overlooking the Via Gellia valley on the outskirts of Middleton by Wirksworth in Derbyshire.
Made from book paper from a small leather bound discarded prayer and hymn pocket book c1910
'Bookwork,' made from an old discarded leather bound book of common prayer with brass clasp, H: 160mm
The Author with Johnny and Bengy
Made from a copy of book, "Accident of Fortune" by Andrew Devonshire, (Duke of Devonshire, until his death in 2004) the figures made from a 2016 Chatsworth House events leaflet.
The Duke of Devonshire and the Duchess (known as 'Debo') left a wonderful legacy for everyone. They worked with dedication to preserve and develop Chatsworth House into a successful business, now continued by the present Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
Title; "You common, monkey-headed, rat tailed, sulphur-coloured son of a
doormat, do you know what I'm going to call you? Peter!"--- "if I'd had five tails' I couldn't have done enough wagging......."
Book sculpture made from 1954 copy of book, Cabbages and Kings, and other stories
by O .Henry, Pseudonym of William Henry Porter written c1904
"It is only with a few rare natures that friendship is added to friendship, love to love and the man keeps growing richer in affection"
Bookwork made from 1906 copy of book Familiar studies of men and books R .L .Stevenson, the title is taken from the last page of the book.
'One summer warmed night a windswept song from the fid-nemith to the circling moon'
(detail) of single figure from large circular work made up of 12 standing figures The figures are made from reconstructed moorland debris gathered from Stanton Moor and around Black Rocks. The work, a response to the silent presence one experiences on the moors and in ancient woodlands which make up a large part of the Derbyshire landscape. H150cm x Diameter 250cm