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One of my early worksBitternis featured in  the November 2020 Edition of the English Garden magazine.

Created from Polyphant, a dark Cornish stone and local blue slate, it complements the beautiful garden of Pam & Neil Millward in South Devon.

It is one of my few outdoor sculptures.

A range of images of my sculpture, Swan Preening, part of the public collection of Towneley Hall Museum & Gallery, has been included on the ART UK website

https://www.artuk.org/discover/artworks/swan-preening-255277

 

Sometimes my Quaker faith inspires me…

Sculptures inspired by Quaker Quotes


Tenderness

'Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness; and bearing one with another, and forgiving one another, and not laying accusations one against another; but praying one for another, and helping one another up with a tender hand.’

Isaac Penington, 1667

(Quaker Faith & Practice 10.01)

Sculpture & quote in the foyer of Hill House Care Home, Brixham

 
Eternal

‘In silence which is active, the Inner Light begins to glow – a tiny spark. For the flame to be kindled and to grow, subtle argument and the clamour of our emotions must be stilled. It is by an attention full of love that we enable the Inner Light to blaze and illuminate our dwelling and to make of our whole being a source from which this Light may shine out.’

Pierre Lacout, 1969

(Quaker Faith & Practice 2.12)

Sculpture at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre

 
The Wave's Edge

‘Some among us have a clear sense of what is right and wrong – for themselves personally if not for everyone else. They have a reassuring certitude and steadiness which can serve as a reference point by which others may navigate. There are others who live in a state of uncertainty, constantly re-thinking their responses to changing circumstances, trying to hold onto what seems fundamental but impelled to reinterpret, often even unsure where lies the boundary between the fundamental and the interpretation…

Please be patient, those of you who have found a rock to stand on, with those of us who haven’t and with those of us who are not even looking for one. We live on the wave’s edge, where sea, sand and sky are all mixed up together: we are tossed head over heels in the surf, catching only occasional glimpses of any fixed horizon. Some of us stay there from choice because it is exciting and it feels like the right place to be.’

Philip Rack, 1979

(Quaker Faith & Practice 20.06)

Private Collection of Barbara Mangles

Creating ‘Sound Scapes’ with Alabaster Lithophone

I am currently experimenting with creating soundscapes using my unique English alabaster lithophone