Small boats or ships from many waterways, tugs, river boats all fishing boats, sailing boats evoke a sense of adventure. Even the classic ‘paper boat. My love of the theatre can include these magical vessels
Inspired John Masefield’s poem these boats are made from drift wood, firewood and box leftovers from woodwind instrument making
More monkeys that will hang as a collection from trees All my monkeys are made from (my) hand printed textile pieces. They are a composition of colour and limbs that curl and twirl round branches or any domestic hanging place. Great for kids as fantastic creatures .
Adventures on the high seas? At least a feeling of past exploration — into poetry and theatre.
Three of my Eclogue Rustics. Echoing Virgils characters as they toil in the fields in Roman times grumbling about politics and their employers.
Acrobats balancing on unicycles , tight-ropes or hoops.They all hold a painted stick to suggest a place and dimension
Tableau for puppet show
Drawn from the Wayang Shadow puppets of Java. A visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford gave me a starting point for work in the Exhibition ‘7 Makers’ at 78 Derngate, Northampton, 2016