Copperworks : The story
I started getting involved with copper when someone gave me an unwanted, old water tank in around 2002. I started to imagine different ways of using the material and to experiment with it...how it physically worked..and how to work with it... I found it to be both a beautiful and fairly malleable material, that combined perfectly with aluminium and slate. I believe we should re-use materials, rather than throw them away, to avoid adding to the waste problems that are contributing to the destruction of our incredible planet and all the life it supports.
There is also the 'kick' that comes from making something beautiful from something considered to be 'scrap'. I love working with my hands...As a painter, I am very interested in textures, materiality, forms, colour and composition. I try to translate my fine art practices into these pieces.