My work explores the pressures placed on the planetary ecology from what is being called the Anthropocene era – the measurable human impact on the natural world. My series of small “landscape bronzes” invites the viewer to examine broken and damaged branches, twigs and uprooted trees close-up and intimately, allowing the viewer to see the detail and beauty that waits to be found even in broken things. The works explore the idea that something apparently valueless is transformed into an item of value when it is remade in a different material – in this case, bronze.

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