NEW WORK – February 2024


Sculpture – Gold and Red String
Width: 35cm Height: 10cm Depth: 19cm Weight: 0.08kg

I usually have a plan and idea of what each piece will look like when finished, and most of the time they match my imagination. But this piece was different.
I started with no idea of what would happen, how it would look, how I would do it, or what knots to use. I only had an inspirational starting knot and the rest followed. I let myself be reactive.

It made me think about the improvisational side of creation and the faith that I would produce a sculpture that I was happy with.
I had blind faith that it would turn out well and support itself as a structure. There was a freedom to this way of working – no disappointment, because there was no preconceived finished piece.
But there was also a lot of uncertainty and a huge amount of self-belief and perseverance required to complete the piece.

This sculpture uses four specific fisherman’s knots, one of which is the same knot used to create rope ladders.
In my continuous investigation of knots, their purposes and how to tie them, I am constantly surprised by their versatility.
I know what I want the knot to do, I just have to find the right knot for the job!.

The White Wreath

January 2024
Rope Sculpture
Medium: White 6mm Rope
Height: 67cm Width: 67cm Depth: 14cm Weight: 1.19kg

In this latest sculpture, Sam reflects on the cycle of life and its fragility, inspired by the loss of many of her friends and family members in the past year.

The sculpture, titled “The White Wreath”, is made of thick rope that forms the circular shape of a wreath, a symbol of both celebration and mourning.

The artist challenges herself by working with a new material that requires a different technique and approach, as well as facing the emotional challenges of confronting her own mortality.

She reminds us that the sculpture is a testament to the value and brevity of life, and how we should cherish it. The result is a powerful and poignant work that invites the viewer to reflect on life and death.

Gravity’s Grace

November 2023
String Sculpture
Medium: Macrame string
Height:70cm Width:14cm Depth: 15cm Weight: 0.05kg

Inspiration for this new work comes from the old fisherman’s knotting techniques used on sail boats. In this piece, what has emerged from a specific knot type and nature’s force of gravity is a form that has evolved, is not contrived or placed. The artist has used the string to convey energy and movement, and the curves of the sculpture invite the viewer to follow them.

Initially the artist started this piece with the motivation to portray a sense of chaos in their life at the moment but ended up creating something quite gentle and curvaceous. Maybe this suggests that there is beauty and serenity amidst the chaos, we just have to find it.

Order from disorder

September 2023
Medium: Free standing Sculpture – Invisible String
Width:18cm Height:12cm Depth: 18cm Weight: 0.08kg

This piece reflects the creative struggle with a challenging material.
The artist uses invisible string, a high-tensile and unwieldy material to create an intricate, almost glass-like structure.

The string is unpredictable, unruly, and resistant to the artist’s attempts to shape it. The artist has used various methods to tame it, such as pegs, tape, and knots, but the string has a mind of its own. It unravels and twists in unexpected ways.

The result is a piece that is both organic and uniform, chaotic and harmonious. The artist embraced the spontaneity and surprise of the creative process.

This piece is a response to their physical and emotional journey, as they overcame the challenges, string burns, eye strain, frustration, and doubt to reveal the hidden beauty of the invisible string, the fractile-like patterns in its form and delicate shapes cast by light and shadow.

Come Together

August 2023
String Sculpture
Medium: Silver & red string
Height: 10cm Width: 34cm Depth: 22cm Weight: 0.06kg

This piece is a celebration and an expression of the intimate connection between human beings. It goes beyond the superficial level and delves into the deeper subconscious and the essence of connection.

The act of joining or uniting physically, is a primal and powerful way of nourishing the human psyche and creating a bond, a connectivity, a closeness. It is a delicate and fragile balance that can be easily broken or lost.

The chains in this piece represent this balance. They are intricate and vulnerable in their nature.

Every end is a new beginning
Medium: String (using Macrame techniques), wood and copper
Height: 60cm Width: 60cm Depth: 60cm

The artist explores the tension between concealment and disclosure in their latest sculpture, a cube that symbolizes their personal boundaries and self-image.

The cube is both a container and a construct, holding the artist’s emotions in the form of words inside, while also reflecting the artist’s choices of what to reveal and what to withhold.

The sculpture invites the viewer to question the nature and origin of privacy, and how it shapes our identity and behaviour. The artist suggests that privacy is not a given, but a result of inhibition, and that without inhibition there would be no box.

March 2023

Gold Tetrahedron (Triangular Pyramid)
String Sculpture
Medium: Gold string
Height: 55cm Width: 55cm Depth: 55cm

Jan 2023

The Diamond
String Sculpture
Medium: string / florescent pink spray
Height: 50cm Width: 29cm Depth: 29cm

Silver Orb
String Sculpture
Medium: Silver string
Height: 54cm Width: 50cm Depth: 50cm Weight: 175g

Concrete sculptures created in Lockdown.

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