My paper sculptures are made by ‘Sliceforms’. This method, discovered in a Tarquin publication produced by John Sharp, is an ideal way to make use of colour and form. As each side of the paper can be coloured I have four faces to interact together and pieces can be subtle or dramatic by contrasting heights and colourways. Careful lighting, at the photographic stage, creates soft or dramatic shadows, adding to the 3D qualities of the final prints.
Their ‘skeleton’ cross sections appear solid due to the brains interpretation of the structure. They are very flexible and can in fact be folded flat and reformed into shape easily, much to the delight of the onlooker.
A link to Tarquin publications by John Sharp can be found on the Links page. ‘Sliceforms’ contains models which can be cut out and made and ‘Surfaces’ gives greater depth to the subject.
Early in 2010 a selection of my sliceform models was published together with other paper artists in a book “L’Art de la Decoupe” by Jean-Charles Trebbi in France.
Derby Sketching Club Guildhall Exhibition October 1997
Derby Sketching Club Rose Bowl Exhibition 1998 – Highly Commended piece
Neuhaus Group Exhibition, Wirksworth Art and Architecture Trail 2001
Oils Studio Group Exhibition, Deptford, London, November 2003
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, Summer 2004
Great Christmas Art Fair, Alexandra Palace, London, November 2006
Untitled Gallery Exhibition, Adam Street Private Members Club, London, 2 – 8 April 2007
Hertfordshire Contemporary Art Show, Ware, Hertfordshire, 5 – 7 May 2007
Untitled Gallery Exhibition, Adam Street Private Members Club, London, 4th November 2007
Windsor Photographic Society Annual Exhibition, The Firestation, Windsor, May 2009
Morph Exhibition, Conkers, Moira, Swadlingcote 18th January 2010- February 2010