This page lists some of the projects that are currently in progress.

Once completed they will be moved to the Portfolio section of the website where more information and images will be added.

AVIARY

19 January – 17 February 2019

The Academicians’ Gallery, RSA Lower Galleries, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL.

SHETLAND BIRD NAMES is a concertina book listing the many names used across the Shetland Isles for bird species.  Some of the names are onomatopoeic and there are in some instances several names for the same bird. I was particularly interested in the etymology of the names and how they reflect the relationship between the Shetland Isles and their neighbours.

The slipcase features the Shetland flag. The use of the Christian cross on the flags of Denmark, the Faroes, Iceland, Norway and Shetland is a thread that runs through this work.

 

Shetland Bird Names

InchDairnie Distillery Commission

In development a site-specific sculpture for InchDairnie Distillery, Glenrothes, Fife.

InchDairnie is a new innovative Lowland distillery. Both winter and spring Fife barley varieties are used in production. Distilling began on site in December 2015. Their first single malt may be unveiled in 2029.

The sculpture is based on an hourglass which eludes to the distillation process. The structure will be fabricated in stainless steel rod and copper sheet with eighty-eight solid glass drops carefully formed from molten glass attached to its interior.

Due for completion Summer 2019.

Inchdairnie design

Derby Street Commission

In development a series of works for a new housing area within the older areas of Coldside and Hilltown, Dundee.

The site for the works will be a reinstated street which once contained tenements that gave way to ‘multis’, now destroyed.

Initially I developed ideas from looking at historic maps of the area; the  jute mills and water sources were prominent. But subsequent research and discussion with a group from the community has borne a range of ideas that I am currently working on.

Due for completion Autumn 2019.

 

Derby St Ideas