Until my suitcase got too heavy I was a sculptor earning a living as a traditional stonecarver . At the cross roads I drew a graphic novel called Jacob and the Angel and with an imagination running wild, I began to make films on an MA at the Royal College of Art. My animations and live action documentaries, Selected at international festivals such as Annecy and Sundance, won prestigious awards and made filmmaking take precedence. Alongside I have set up independent production companies producing work for television fine art galleries and circus performers amongst others. The people that have inspired me cross social and cultural boundaries, I aim to make work that does the same through using popular forms.
Teaching is a vocation I’m as passionate about as making work. I have written and run two degree courses, set up community arts projects and lectured in various institutions . More recently I have initiated SWAN ( south west animation Network) and set up InterAnima a company delivering bespoke training and production for stories that need to be told .
My current project Climbing Time Digging Light focuses on ladders and the action of digging, subjects I have previously carved in stone, performed, and animated. They re-emerged into my consciousness on moving to Cornwall. Perhaps it was reverb from Cornwalls mining heritage or simply technology now provides solutions to creative ideas I’ve had in the past. As part of the the AIR residency at Falmouth University I am creating work that incorporates my previous experience with sculpture, animation and performance with interactive technologies.