Inspired by my daily sky worshipping ritual and the constantly changing cinema I am lucky to witness daily from my Warwickshire window – my habit of gazing to where the land meets the sky keeps me tuned to the ever reliable cycle of the sun and moon. It is a celebration of my connection to nature.
For me the Poppy represents family and family memories and they remind me of my Nanna. When I see one pop up bravely in an odd place I think of her. More recently I went with my Mum to the Somme to search for the gravestone of her Grandmother’s younger brother. The calm and beauty of the landscape rocked my soul, time and nature have reclaimed the site of horror and soothed it into a place of contemplation.
This strong and bountiful country rises from the ashes of its recent terrible history. Proud, generous and enthusiastic, Colombia has so much to offer including cloud cloaked mountains, endless lush green fields of plenty and the stunning Caribbean coastline. Colour is everywhere in the colonial buildings, the plentiful fruit and in the abundance of prehistorical gold artefacts.
Inspired by artisan crafts from around the globe. I was lucky enough to experience a lot of other cultures as a child and I do believe this has had a deep influence on all my artist projects ever since. When I travel now I am constantly seeking something different, vibrant and authentic to light my creative fire.