Future Fossils

What will happen in the future? What will archaeologists find in 20,000 years time? What legacy will be left in our layer of rock? Can it be beautiful?

This is a really exciting direction for me. I’m pretty much merging the work I did with Headstones with my Automata series to develop a new body of work called Future Fossils. This is very much a work in progress at the moment as I explore further how clay and stone can work together. Bringing in an element of doll parts makes the creation an interesting process. The results are as uncanny as they are beautiful. So far I’m only using faces since this continues with the themes I’ve been working with since the start of the year. I’m not ruling out moving onto other areas of the body and thinking how skeletal fossils of dinosaurs can influence my work with other limbs.

I’m hoping to have the first pieces of this series complete for late August when I’ll be in residence at the Workers Gallery. More on that soon. I’ll also be telling you all about my entry into this year’s Secret Art Sale at The Exchange in Twickenham which will take place at the end of September.

Meanwhile though, I have to get back to the studio and see what emerges from the clay…

Detail from the 'Future Fossils' series