The figurative pieces began to appear around nineteen eighty eight. I wanted to develop my work in new directions. Remaining in one area of development which has brought you success is too safe an approach for a sculptor. I have been particularly interested in developing a sense of figuration which is Australian in feel. To do this I have drawn on many sources including the Australian landscape, Australian Aboriginal Art, European figurative sculpture and my own drawing practice. The notion of hybridity in these forms attracts me – it also reflects the cultural forces, old and new, which shape this place.
"Returning Figure", 2005. 650cm height. Cor-Ten and stainless steel. Installation at Dario de Ibiza Headquarters, Ibiza, Spain.
"Wavering Figure", 2007. 241 x 31 x 24cm (HxWxD). Cor-Ten steel. Collections Australia and England.
"Shedding Figure", 2010. 225 x 37 x 38 cm (HxWxD). Cor-Ten steel. Installed at Palmer Sculpture Landscape.
"Returning Figures", 2005. Dimensions various from 210 – 270cm height. Cor-Ten and stainless steel. Installation at Dario de Ibiza Headquarters, Ibiza, Spain.