Sometimes, I must line up the knives and forks, there's that OCD, other times what the heck. Depending on the day, and even the time of day, it can be the apparent randomness of our universe, or the equally apparent order of our universe. As you can see, there's a little battle going on here. Is our universe ordered or random? Hopefully, you may get a sense of that battle from my work. The swaying between order and disorder. Some pieces being very technical, a few fighting the urge and being 'what the heck'.
Raised in North Queensland, as a barefoot kid running through the Australian bush. Memories of chasing brumbies, running from wild pigs, swimming in what I now realised were probably croc infested creeks, wading through swampy ground and generally just being a kid. Strong and wonderful memories of Kennedy, my hometown. At 12, that changed as my family moved and the big smoke, which I didn't know existed, became a reality. Times then were certainly character forming. Art has always been with me, though often in the background to life's little complexities. I dabbled with oil and acrylic painting, but not until my late 50's did I become aware of glass art. I played with it for quite a while, developing some skills. After retirement I've been much more active with glass art and have slowly developed more skills. Not sure where this is going! I sway here, there and everywhere, and don't really have a destination in mind. But I'm sure it'll be interesting.
So, what influences me? Well, a strong influence is the beauty of uniformity that can be found in our universe. Geometric shapes and structures. Other times it's the beauty of what can be seen as chaos. Running water, clouds, human nature. But mostly I love structure and order. I strongly believe that our universe isn't random. There isn't any great meaning in what I do. I do it because I love to see what will happen. Will it work, or not, and will I love it, hate it, or find it a bit ordinary?
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