‘Strange Worlds :The Vision of Angela Carter’ at the R.W.A

I am in a show at the R.W.A from December 10th until March 2017, based on the life and inspiration of Angela Carter. My piece ‘Shipwrecked Bride’ was made after reading her short stories in ‘The Bloody Chamber’ and the piece is decorated with real hair and teeth as well as hundreds of paper roses and jewels.

Shipwrecked Bride
Shipwrecked Bride
Shipwrecked bride
Shipwrecked bride
Shipwrecked bride
Shipwrecked bride
Shipwrecked Bride
Shipwrecked Bride
Shipwrecked Bride
Shipwrecked Bride

‘Red Ghost’ and ‘Whispering Tree’ for b-side Festival 2016

I created a sensor activated small red ghost that illuminated when anybody walked past the tree it was suspended from. It represented a story that I read that every baby on Portland in the 17th/18th Century was christened in the same red ‘whittle’. Following on from this was a ‘Whispering Tree’…another sensor activated piece that whispered diary extracts when you passed it.

Red Ghost b-side Festival 2016
Red Ghost
b-side Festival 2016
Whispering Tree b-side Festival 2016
Whispering Tree
b-side Festival 2016

It was difficult to determine where the whispering was coming from, and you had to be very still.

‘Notter’s Travelling Charm Shop’ for b-side Festival 2016

This was a shop installation in Fortuneswell that I created for the duration of the festival. It sold all sorts of artefacts and potions based on the history of witchcraft and superstition on Portland throughout the 18th Century.

Notter's Travelling Charm Shop b-side Festival 2016
Notter’s Travelling Charm Shop
b-side Festival 2016
Notter's travelling Charm Shop b-side Festival
Notter’s travelling Charm Shop
b-side Festival
Notter's Travelling Charm Shop  b-side Festival 2016
Notter’s Travelling Charm Shop
b-side Festival 2016
Notter's Travelling Charm Shop (detail) b-side Festival
Notter’s Travelling Charm Shop (detail)
b-side Festival
Notter's Travelling Charm Shop b-side Festival 2016
Notter’s Travelling Charm Shop
b-side Festival 2016
b-side Festival 2016
b-side Festival 2016

b-side Multimedia Festival September 2016

Marrying The Land b-side Festival 2016
Marrying The Land
b-side Festival 2016
Time Out Of Mind b-side Festival 2016
Time Out Of Mind
b-side Festival 2016

It was great to be part of this amazing festival on Portland. I created an Art Trail of six pieces that were dotted across the Island for the duration. They were based on a collection of diaries from the 18th and 19th Centuries. I became interested in a mixture of daily life and the belief systems existing at the time. I called the trail ‘Strangers’